We hosted a Lunch and Learn event earlier this week to help local employers learn how they can engage with their future workforce more easily.
Over 20 employers attended our event to hear how Founders4Schools and Marketplace can help them engage with school pupils, in a way that fits in with their business needs.
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.