CalMac’s Fort William tour office manager, Clare MacNeil, stars in a two minute video about what it’s like to work in the tourism sector – to help young people to be more aware of the range of their career choices.
The video produced by Skills Development Scotland for their Our World of Work website is designed to give young people the help and support they need to find the job they want.
CalMac operates two tour offices, the other being in Oban, where customers can book a range of day tours and longer trips using the the CalMac ferry network across the West Coast.
Clare has worked for the company for two years and she and her team organise trips for around people every year.
She says [with no trace of the promotional for one of the bidders for the Clyde and Hebridean Ferry Services contact: ‘CalMac is much more than a ferry operator, we are a key partner in promoting the range of tourism experiences across the west coast.
‘Our award winning products such as the West Coast Whisky pass really add value to visitors’ experience but whether it’s distillery tours, historic sites or wildlife spotting we have a tour to suit.’
CalMac, which employs more than 1,400 people, is one of the largest companies headquartered in Scotland. It has been serving the Highlands and Islands of the west coast of Scotland for more than 160 years and provides services to 28 communities.
The company offers a range of career opportunities both onshore and onboard. It has an apprenticeship scheme that takes on 20 young people every year and has around 45 cadets in training at any one time.
Last year it carried 4.9 million passengers, with just under half estimated to be visitors.
After the post-Scottish election announcement of the winning bidder for the west coast ferry services contract, the company will be hoping to be well north of 5 million passengers – and counting.
The film can be viewed online here at CalMac video.