Meet Eleanor who has recently joined our team here at Employability Orkney!
Here is a little more about her and this new role.
My name is Eleanor and I have recently joined Employability Orkney as a Youth Support Worker. I am working in partnership with OIC’s Community Learning and Development team to deliver the Young Person’s Guarantee scheme in Orkney.
The Young Person’s Guarantee is a government scheme to help support all young people between the ages of 16 – 24, who are not currently in education or employment, to access opportunities to take their next steps. This could be anything that is a positive step for them, so it may be continuing with education and gaining qualifications, gaining some experience through volunteering, training or an apprenticeship, taking part in our group programmes to build skills, or entering employment.
My last job was as events and communications officer with RSPB Scotland which was a great and varied job and really helped me to learn a lot about wildlife and nature here in Orkney, but I am really pleased to be starting this new job! I have previously worked with young people, and also in the employability field, so this new role is a great combination of both of these things for me!
Outside of work my interests include birdwatching and getting out for lots of walks with my pet dog, Sherlock – he keeps me busy and active! I swim in the sea all year round which I really love, and I am currently learning more about the night sky as I also love the clear skies we often get in Orkney and watching the stars and the northern lights. I regularly go South to visit my partner and family who live in Aberdeenshire, and often go on camping trips with my partner while I am down so that I can get out in the trees and mountains that I miss being up here in Orkney!
I am really looking forward to supporting lots of young people and working with many local organisations to create opportunities for them.