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West Fraser helps pupils get on board at Inverness careers fair

Inverness-based wood panel manufacturer, West Fraser (trading as Norbord), took part in a local high school’s annual careers fair to offer supportive advice to students planning their future.

Representatives of the Morayhill plant – one of the leading employers in the region – paid a visit to Inverness High School to speak to students about the company and its heritage in the North of Scotland and offer insights into the sort of skills that may prepare them for the world of work once their full time education ends.

Emma Cattanach, HR Manager, and Graeme Bell, Head of Engineering, also answered questions on employment in general, as well as talking to students about the apprenticeship programmes and internships available with the company.

The team also handed out some freebies to the attendees at the fair, including branded water bottles, pens and hand sanitiser.

Emma said: “It was fantastic to visit the local secondary school pupils on the day and help them with any questions they may have had, either about West Fraser, the jobs we provide or, more generally, the world of work.

“It’s vital for us at West Fraser that we ensure we can future-proof and prepare younger people for what happens once their formal education has finished, so it is always important for us to take time to visit local schools. The pupils were very curious about what we do and it was a brilliant event that we got just as much out of as hopefully the students did.

“We are currently recruiting at the plant and have extensive apprenticeship schemes and internships in place, so we were happy to introduce the upcoming generation of workers to who we are and what we do.”

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