Outer Hebrides

Multi-national brings job search to Outer Hebrides and Moray

Global business SYKES, which is creating up to 100 new homeworking jobs in the Highlands and Islands, is in the Outer Hebrides and Moray next week to tap into the local skills market.

 

With a strong reputation in customer care skills, the area is a key target for the business, which currently operates a homeworking staffing model in the central belt and is keen to expand this into rural areas.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has been working with SYKES, to support their investment in the region.

HIE’s Rachel Mackenzie, Area Manager of Innse Gall, said: “With improving broadband connectivity, and an excellent skills base, these jobs could appeal to many local people who want the flexibility of working from home.  Even training is provided without the need to travel."

SYKES is holding drop-in sessions in Lewis, Harris, Benbecula, Keith and Buckie where local people can get more information and decide if this is something they’d be interested in. 

The venue details are:

3rd September      

13:30 - 14:30          HIE board room, 9 James Street, Stornoway

16:30 - 18:30          HIE board room, 9 James Street, Stornoway

4th September       

09:00 - 10:00          Harris Hotel, Tarbert

14:00 - 15:00          HIE board room, Data Centre, Lionacleit, Benbecula

5th September

13:00 - 14:00           Old Coach House Hotel, High St, Buckie

16:30 - 18:00           Ugie House Hotel, Church Rd, Keith

The sessions will include presentations from SYKES representatives and opportunities to ask questions, as well as videos about the company and details about the positions available.

SYKES comprises a family of global businesses delivering process outsourcing services. It is recruiting now and has up to 100 jobs available, the majority of which will be on permanent contracts and working between 16 and 40 hours a week.

The new SYKES team will be working for a leading technology client. Applicants don’t need specialist knowledge, and full training will be provided by telephone and online.

If you are unable to attend but would like more information please contact:

Outer Hebrides - angela.macleod@hient.co.uk 

Moray - chantal.geyer@hient.co.uk

 

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