Kirsty Buchanan

Tel: 07970 816 740

Email: kirsty.buchanan@interface-online.org.uk

Role: Business Engagement Executive

Location: Highlands & Islands

Kirsty Buchanan joins from Inverness UHI, Business Solutions Department, where she spent 5 years engaging with new and existing employers, promoting Modern Apprenticeships around the Highlands and Islands. Kirsty account managed key sector areas: Aquaculture, Life Sciences, Trees and Timber, and Customer Service, fulfilling contractual requirements each year with Skills Development Scotland, by utilising and growing apprenticeship places throughout each sector, while also identifying potential commercial course income streams. Kirsty’s work also included the Flexible Work Force Fund, working closely with employers to establish training needs and applying for £10k in funding to upskill their present workforce.

Kirsty joins the Interface team based at An Lochran and will be working closely with HIE colleagues to identify companies across the Highlands and Islands region which would benefit from more in-depth support to develop project ideas and tackle business challenges.