Youth Employability Event | People Plus

An insight into the workplace and the role of digital skills

If you are aged 16– 18 years old and want to understand more about the workplace, job roles within it and how digital skills play their part, then our FREE online event is what you need.

During this event you will hear from some very special guest speakers from a range of different industries in Scotland, who will speak about the world of business, including how digital aspects are a common feature of the workplace today. They will help you to understand how you can use the skills you already have to your advantage when you are working or applying for jobs.

The event will introduce you to opportunities within the working world, show how digital technology such as Skillzminer can be used to understand your skill set and how PeoplePlus can help you to take the next step whether that be:

  • Employment
  • A Pathway to Apprenticeship programme
  • Further education
  • Continue onto a further employability programme

The Event

Date: Friday 5th March 2021

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Venue: Online

This is a FREE event you just need to book a place, as places are limited. All details will be sent to you nearer the time. We expect this to be a sell out event so don’t delay reserve your free place today!

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Guest Speakers

Moira Stalker, Skills Manager – Food and Drink Federation Scotland

Moira manages FDF Scotland’s skills initiative ,A Future in Food, funded by Scottish Government with the overall aim of ensuring  educators, students, careers influencers and parents better understand the wide variety of careers food and drink has to offer and the skills required by employers.

Moira is passionate about raising the profile of the food and drink industry and making it a career destination of choice for a new generation of recruits.

Saffron Grant, Managing Director – Digital Construction Skills

Saffron Grant is an experienced Civil Engineer who, during her twenty years in the construction industry, has worked for construction companies and designers. She now works with construction companies to help them use digital tools to solve problems and increase their profits.

Abigail Shaw, SEO Analyst – Visit Scotland

Abigail works as a Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Analyst. She joined the organisation as a Modern Apprentice in 2018, and has since become a permanent member of staff.

She largely has responsibility for the corporate website, VisitScotland.org, but also leads on SEO for a wide-range of marketing campaigns as well – the main focus being on extending our organic reach, increasing brand awareness, and driving high quality traffic.

Alexandra Wilson, Social Media Editor – Visit Scotland

Alex has worked at VisitScotland for 3 years and her current role is Social Media Editor, having previously been a Social Media Exec for 2 years. She helps manage VS’s consumer social channels, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Her responsibility is to engage and inspire potential visitors, keeping Scotland at the forefront of their mind when thinking of where to travel. She creates and plans their content calendar across all channels, as well as sharing insights and analysis on post performance to assist in content creation.

Joe O’Gorman, Territory Manager – Google Cloud

Joe is very experienced with 25 years in the IT industry. He has been at Google Cloud for less than a year and his goal is to create a brand presence and sustainable business in Scotland.  He currently lives in Glasgow and is married with 2 children. Oh and he has a dog called Snudge!

Ben Thorburn, Head of Marketing – Scottish Wilderness

Ben has led the Wilderness Scotland team through 11 years of digital transformation and change, as the innovative multi-day adventure tour operator has levered the opportunities that CRM, content and technical development have provided to inspire and delight travellers. As Scotland’s only 5 star active and nature-based tour operator, learn how Wilderness Scotland has extended that 5 star experience from their tours, across the whole customer journey.

Ross Tuffee, Digital Skills Sector Chairman – Skills Development Scotland

Ross is a tech entrepreneur who founded a software company in 2009 building it to 40 people before selling it in 2017.  He now supports other scaling tech companies in achieving their goals.  He is passionate about developing technology skills in Scotland and is Chair of the SDS Digital Skills Group helping individuals and organisations understand and develop their digital skills.

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