Employability Support and Job Opportunities

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Amidst the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you may have a number of questions with regards to how the developing situation will affect your work and employability prospects moving forward. Many local businesses may also be in need of temporary staff. This page is dedicated to providing you with employability support, and notifications of any local job opportunities that become available across the Highlands & Islands during this time.

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We are here to help and available to you now - you can access a range job vacancies and career support through FutureMe providing you with the opportunity to:

  • Access the JobShop to look at current vacancies
  • Upload your CV/Personal Statement/Application forms for feedback
  • Book and manage personal appointments with the Careers and Employability Team for career development advice

As a current student of the University of the Highlands and Islands you have been automatically added to the system, simply click on the ‘FutureMe’ tile on MyDay or through the Careers Centre web site. If you are unable to access FutureMe, please email careers@uhi.ac.uk.

Job Opportunities

Nationwide Employers

Looking for some local, part-time work in the Highlands and Islands? Several national employers are currently looking for staff to start work immediately. These include: Aldi, Asda, B&M Stores, Co-op, Deliveroo, Home Bargains, LIDL, Morrisons, Sainsburys, and Tesco.

Local Employers

Below are a number of websites where you can check for vacancies in your local area.

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Jobs in the Western Isles

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Do your own search

DYW Scotland - you can filter this by location, including Inverness, Moray, North Highland, Orkney, Shetland, Perth & Kinross, West Highland, and the Outer Hebrides.

Government webpages will also provide general information, job listings, and support.

Recruitment Agencies

Registering with a Recruitment Agency is a good way to keep informed of local job vacancies. You can register with as many as you like.

A selection of recruitment agencies that can offer opportunities across the Highlands and Islands can be found below. Be prepared with an up to date CV as they will ask you to send them this on making contact. Remember that Iain and Helen can help you with this through FutureMe.

This is not an exhaustive list, but some helpful starting points include:

Also, have a think about looking on Gumtree, Facebook and Twitter.  If you don’t have a LinkedIn account, now could be a good time to set one up.

If you are unsure where to start looking or need advice on your CV, job applications and cover letters get in touch with Iain and Helen from the university's Careers Centre for a discussion via FutureMe.

Employability Queries

If there's anything you want to ask that's not listed on this page, in relation to work and employability given the current economic climate, please contact: careers@uhi.ac.uk