Careers event brings locals firms and pupils together

Pupils from all nine Borders high schools attended the Opportunities for All event at the Borders College campus in Galashiels. Pupils had the chance to visit up to 30 information stalls at the fair
Pupils from all nine Borders high schools attended the Opportunities for All event at the Borders College campus in Galashiels. Pupils had the chance to visit up to 30 information stalls at the fair

Senior high school pupils are being given the opportunity to find out more about the job opportunities in Berwickshire and across the Borders.

Farne Salmon in Duns is partnering Berwickshire High School to deliver a career event next week . It will provide information on employers within the area, guidance on CV development and interview techniques.

It follows a similar event held in Galashiels last week, when 300 pupils from across attended a careers and education fair at Border College.

In addition to Farne Salmon, other local employers and organisations participating in next week’s event in Duns include Greenvale, Drysdales, Berwickshire Housing Association, Borders Sport and Leisure and Scottish Borders Housing Association.

Ingues UK will provide advice and tips on CV writing and interview techniques, while Skills Development Scotland and Borders College will be on hand to offer guidance on education and training.

Berwickshire High School head teacher John Clarke said: “This is a brilliant idea that I am sure will be of great benefit to our students. It will help to open their eyes to employment opportunities that are available locally and also provide a chance for them to chat face to face with employers and organisations that can help them to kick start their careers.”

Jodie Martin, human resources officer at Farne Salmon, said: “As the largest private sector employer in the Scottish Borders we wanted to play a part in highlighting to local people the diverse range of job opportunities that exists both at Farne and with other companies in the area. We are always keen to recruit local people and build success from within the Scottish Borders.”

The event will take place at Berwickshire High School on Thursday December 5 from 6.30pm to 8pm and is open to all.

About 300 high school pupils from across the Borders attended last week’s Opportunities for All event at Borders College campus.

Eyemouth High School pupil Alix, 17, said: “Choosing what to do after school can be really confusing.

“I was going to leave school and start working straight away, but now I’m thinking about studying hairdressing here at Borders College.”