Opportunity Meets Talent

Yesterday we joined a host of local companies to engage with students at Opportunity Meets Talent, a new careers event showcasing at St. Marys Stadium. As well as the opportunity for young people to meet potential employers, there were a range of fascinating talks from experts across a range of industries and to gain 1-2-1 careers advice.

Opportunity Meets Talent was a fantastic event for us to participate in this year, as we were also honoured to have our CEO, Kevin George, give a great talk about the marine industry local to Southampton and potential career opportunities in the area.

We wanted to use the chance to showcase to local students the Island and all it has to offer, with an 80" screen on our stand showing some of the fantastic scenery, watersports and beaches on the Isle of Wight. As all our employees have free foot travel and subsidised car travel to the Island, we know this is a favourite benefit for most of our team.

Continuing with the beach theme, we had deck chairs, blown up seagulls, iced drinks, a head in the hole photo stand and sticks of rock to keep everyone interested. We also gave students the chance to enter our competition to win IOW Festival 2017 tickets, which is still available to enter until the end of February 2017.

Thanks to all the students who came to say hello, as well as all our team mates who joined us on the day to tell everyone we met all about Red Funnel and our culture. If you're interested in working with us, please take a look at our current vacancies.