We were delighted to host Graeme Day the Scottish Government Minister for Higher and Further Education; and Minister for Veterans MSP who visited the event. To read more about the ministers visit click here
The event was a huge success with over 850 attendees who were able to explore career paths and opportunities.
Universities said that the level of engagement from people in Shetland was fantastic, resulting in great conversations. With one university stating, “They were some of the most well engaged, researched and confident young people I have come across”
Employers exhibiting at the event shared this was a great opportunity for them to network, raise awareness of their company and careers. Some Shetland employers were able to gather applicants for vacancies through the evening.
Young people, parents and adults exploring opportunities, fed back they felt there was a good variety of universities and employers at the event. The opportunity to speak directly to people to help explore a wide range of careers and their pathways was well received from attendees. People felt they were able to have their questions answered, from exhibitors that were friendly, engaging and informative. A parent fed back they had found they were not aware of the many opportunities and routes into various career paths which had opened their eyes to possibilities for their child.
A huge thank you to all the exhibitors on the day and everyone who came out and supported the event attending throughout the evening. We look forward to working with Skills Development Scotland and UHI Shetland in the future and hosting further events which are of benefit to our young people and the world of work.