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Homeworkers sought across Argyll and the Islands

10 November 2011

A leading international business services provider is recruiting in Argyll next week - and is seeking people interested in their innovative self employed home working model.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has been working closely with Arise UK and its client, Shop Direct Group, to highlight the range of highly skilled people available in the area.

Now the business is holding two information sessions in Oban and Campbeltown looking for those interested in flexible working from home.

Arise UK has already enabled a number of people across the wider Highlands and Islands to establish their own 'Virtual Services Corporation'. Individuals are then linked through Arise to deliver customer services to large companies, such as Shop Direct.

Recent recruitment events were held across Caithness and Sutherland and Arise have a number of representatives already working across the Highlands and Islands.

Arise are holding the information sessions at the following venues on Thursday 17th November:

  • JobCentrePlus, 40 Hall Street, Campbeltown - 10.30am
  • The Corran Halls, No 54 The Esplanade, Oban - 3.30pm

The sessions are being held in conjunction with HIE and Ingeus, the UK's largest welfare to work provider who have to date assisted over 60,000 people return to work.

Joyce MacLennan, Head of Financial and Business Services at HIE commented: "Working from home is a model which is likely to offer considerable opportunities to people across the Highlands and Islands.

"There are benefits to the employer, in terms of reduced costs and carbon emissions and increased flexibility, and it provides exciting prospects for workers particularly in remote areas where transport can be a problem".

Dickon Moon, EMEA Director of Strategic resourcing at Arise, commented: "We are delighted to be working with Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Ingeus in bringing our model to Argyll. Since we have enjoyed great success in sourcing agents across the country here in Scotland, we see the Argyll region as a natural home for our model."


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