Spanning rural locations in Scotland, in particular in the Highlands and Islands, HIJOBS connects candidates with employers and enables them to stay in more secluded locations.
Commenting on the partnership, Laura Saunders, Commercial Lead at HIJOBS told For Argyll: “We are really excited to be working with Marine Harvest. Having one of the largest aquaculture companies in the world listing up to 10 jobs at any one time on the HIJOBS platform, all in the local area, demonstrates that there is something for everyone in the Highlands in terms of career variation. We are also proud to work so closely with a Living Wage Accredited Employer.”
Marine Harvest Scotland Managing Director Alan Sutherland added: “Salmon farming is a major success story for Scotland. People often mistakenly think the jobs we offer are fairly straightforward manual jobs, but that’s no longer the case…at the last count we had more than 74 different posts. They vary from environmental specialists to accountants, as well as those based on the farms.
“We employ more than 600 people across all our sites and facilities and this number is increasing with the expansion of our processing plant. We’re delighted to be working with a local company to recruit staff and help sustain jobs and communities in some of the most economically fragile parts of the UK.”
HIJOBS has a database of over 650 employers and connects candidates with employers in rural communities across Scotland, giving those living outwith more populated areas the best possible employment opportunities.