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23/02/2016

New film encourages CalMac careers

CalMac's Fort William tour office manager stars centre stage in a new video to help young people make better decisions on their career choices. 

Clare MacNeil features in a two minute information film about what it's like to work in the tourism sector.

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. 

"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," said Clare.

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Picture shows: Clare hard at work in CalMac's Fort William tour office.

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. 

The film can be viewed at CalMac video.

 

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