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Homeworkers sought in Caithness and Sutherland

15 September 2011

A leading international business services provider is recruiting in Caithness and Sutherland 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 far north. Now the business is holding a programme of events across the area 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.

Arise are holding sessions at the following venues and times:

  • Monday 19th September
    Golspie Inn 10.30am - 12.00pm
    Norseman Hotel, Wick 2.30 pm - 4.00pm and 6.30pm - 8.00pm
  • Tuesday 20th September
    Pentland Hotel, Thurso 9.30am - 11.00am
    Tongue Hotel, Tongue 2.00pm - 3.30pm
    Pentland Hotel, Thurso 6.30am - 8.00pm
  • Wednesday 21st September
    Assynt Leisure Centre, Lochinver 2.00pm - 4.00pm

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".

Find more about homeworking opportunities on our homeworking page.

For more information on immediate opportunities with Arise, visit their website or call the Admissions Team on 0131 200 2100 or email:

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