Farmer targets locals at careers fair

SCOTLAND’S largest producer of farmed trout has taken part in a careers and jobs fair in Oban to tell local people about the opportunities available in the industry in Argyll.
The event, in the Corran Halls on March 7, was jointly organised by Argyll and Bute Employability Partnership and MSP Michael Russell.
Dawnfresh is particularly focused on encouraging young people to stay in Argyll, with careers in the local area including working in production, technical, fish health and veterinary services, quality and compliance, safety, environmental regulation or administration.
Alison Hutchins, farming operations development manager for Dawnfresh, said: ‘It was fantastic to take part in this careers fair to tell people more about the wide range of jobs Dawnfresh offer at our sites in Argyll at Loch Etive and Loch Awe.
‘Dawnfresh provide high value, long term, year round jobs in rural areas of Scotland which often lack large employers.
‘We place particular emphasis on hiring people from Argyll and are proud that most of our current team are from the local area.
‘We take their development seriously and invest heavily in training and skills as we believe this allows them not only to be more effective employees but to play key roles in their community, using the knowledge and experience they gain with us to give something back to the wider community.’
Picture: Alison Hutchins and Matthew Anderson, Dawnfresh assistant manager, at the careers fair