As part of our Sector Spotlight on Aquaculture and Fisheries, we have spoken to Rhona Robertson, a Fish Health Assistant and Laboratory Co-ordinator with Cooke Aquaculture Scotland. Rhona studied Biological Sciences and has worked in research, water quality testing, fish health and diagnostics.
In our final Sector Spotlight on Tourism, we speak to Vita Colborn-Veitch, an Entrepreneur and Collaborator at Island Smart and Orkney Island Tours. Her career journey has included studying Law at university and working in the tourism industry in various roles.
Continuing our Sector Spotlight on Tourism, today we hear from Nikki Wylie, who is a Tour Guide and Bar and Production Operative for The Orkney Distillery and Visitor Centre. Her career journey has included university, working in a bank and working in wine, whiskey and gin production and sales.
In the third of our Sector Spotlight on Tourism posts, we have spoken to Claire Johnstone, who is a Visitor Service Advisor for Visit Scotland and is based in the Kirkwall iCentre. Claire started her job as a summer position after she finished university. Her contract was extended which allowed her to take a year out before progressing to a Master’s Degree.
As part of our Sector Spotlight on Tourism, we have spoken to Susanne Carter, a Cruise Co-ordinator for Ship2shore Orkney. Her career journey has included Veterinary Nursing and customer service roles in retail, hospitals, catering and for an airline.
As part of our Sector Spotlight on Tourism, we have spoken to Jo Jones, a self-employed Tourist Guide who has her own business - Personalised Orkney Tours. Her career journey has included Teaching, Finance and Tourism. Jo speaks English and French fluently and is qualified to give tours in both of these languages.
Next week, we will be kicking off a new social media campaign which will shine a spotlight on some of the jobs available in different employment sectors in Orkney.
The ‘Sector Spotlight’ campaign will run throughout the year, during school holidays, and each week we will focus on a different sector and some of the jobs available in it. We will be speaking to different people about their job, asking them to describe a typical day, what the best and worst thing about their job is and what skills and qualifications they need to do their job.
This is a great chance to learn about the variety of jobs available in Orkney and start thinking how your skills and interests can be used in a future job.
Keep a look out on this website and our social media pages next week for our first ever Sector Spotlight posts.