Breadalbane Academy Jobs Fair

On Monday the 20th June, Breadalbane Academy pupils were invited out of their regular classes to chat with around 20 different employers from the local area at the school’s Jobs Fair. The event was created after multiple employers who work closely with the school voiced that they were struggling to recruit staff. Due to it taking place just before the summer break, it also allowed pupils to find Summer work, learning and earning whilst on break from school.


Pupils enjoyed the fair, finding out from employers what opportunities were available on their doorstep, what different careers are available outside of school and much more. The event was split into 3 sessions, S3 & S4, S5 & S6 and then parents had the opportunity to attend after school. Pupils made their own way around the event, choosing to speak to the organisations and industries that they had an interest in. Attendees left feeling successful with many waiting to hear back from employers for evening, weekend and summer opportunities! 

DYW Tay Cities was also there with 10 virtual reality headsets, which brought pupils to various employer’s sites without the cost and time implications of traveling to the various locations.

Monica Young, Project Officer – Wider Achievement & Equity at Breadalbane Academy and Perth and Kinross Council said, “Breadalbane Academy has a long history of working in close partnership with the local business community and we were delighted to able to support them to overcome challenges around recruitment.  Part-time work plays an important role in pupils developing the skills they will require when they leave school and they enjoyed finding out about opportunities across Highland Perthshire.”