Digital Job Opportunities for Highland Young People

Skills Development Scotland joins forces with technology giant Capgemini to support major digital recruitment drive.

Highland school leavers and college students are being sought as Capgemini aim to recruit a new intake of staff.

Around 100,000 people work in digital technology in Scotland and these positions, based in and around Inverness, will provide a major jobs boost.

Capgemini has collaborated with Skills Development Scotland (SDS), Inverness College UHI and Manpower to target local young people for the positions.

Two webinars developed by SDS will showcase the opportunities available at Capgemini and give young people a greater understanding of the digital industry.

Taking place on 6 October from 2-3pm and 8 October from 4.30-5.30pm, the webinars will also highlight the career support available from SDS.

SDS Growth and Inward Investment Manager Derek Cairns, who will be hosting the webinars, said:

“Capgemini have a long track record of investing in the development of their workforce.

“Over the past decade, they’ve employed more than 300 Modern Apprentices in Digital/IT roles across the Highlands.

“The firm is a great indicator of how Scotland’s growing digital technologies sector will play a key part in the recovery of the Highland economy.”

Inverness College UHI have worked closely with Capgemini to deliver Modern Apprenticeships across Northern Scotland.

UHI Director of External Relations Georgie Parker said:

“As Capgemini’s local partner in providing Modern Apprenticeships, we have seen at first hand the fantastic opportunities for career development available to their employees.

“We look forward to supporting the new recruits.”

The recruitment process for the positions at Capgemini is being facilitated by Manpower.

Manpower Brand Leader and Director Jason Greaves said:

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to support Capgemini to bring these jobs to Inverness and Nairn.

“We’ve been working with Capgemini since 2004 and are proud to continue this partnership which not only benefits employees, but also the region.

“Manpower is partnering with Skills Development Scotland to highlight the great opportunities available through Capgemini and will be taking part in the virtual information sessions with Skills Development Scotland for school leavers to share more information on the potential for these roles.”

Young people who wish to learn more about careers in digital technology or access support for applying can contact SDS’s centre, in Church Street, Inverness.

Highland-based technology enthusiasts are also urged to visit the Digital World Website where they have access to a wealth of information on working in digital tech.