National Trust for Scotland: Brodie Castle
This resource features an example of one of the National Trust for Scotland’s (NTS) many visitor sites and looks at the opportunities available within the NTS and how to find out about them, the career pathways of two of their key staff, and some general handy interview tips.
Brodie Castle and the NTS have identified a need to raise awareness about interview preparation, skills and experience requirements, and also more generally to enhance awareness of the many opportunities the NTS have across Scotland.
The videos provide viewers with an idea of the sorts of skills and aptitudes that an organisation like the NTS looks for, with a view to sending students and prospective employees into the application and interview process well-armed with some basic but essential advice.
This resource is aimed at a wide variety of students (as the NTS employs people in a range of different departments) who are interested in working for an organisation that conserves and promotes the awareness and sustainability of some of Scotland’s most historically and culturally significant sites.
More generally, the videos are suitable for those who would like to find out a bit more about what employers might be looking out for when reading a CV/application, or meeting prospective employees in person at interview stage.
Aims of the resource
Aims of the resource
The aim of this resource is to inspire students to consider work in this type of organisation, and to broaden perceptions about the vast range of jobs available in running sites such as Brodie Castle. The aim is to help students understand the many different functions that make up organisations – for example, this type of site needs chefs, housekeepers, managers, landscapers, etc. It’s also a tool to get students thinking about how they can demonstrate skills and experiences that would be of relevance in a work environment like Brodie Castle.
In reviewing these videos, it is important to keep the university’s graduate attributes in mind: academic skills, communication, self-management, interpersonal skills, and social awareness.