Melanie Watt has been appointed to the Developing the Young Workforce Fife board, further enhancing the expertise of the leadership team.
Melanie is Talent Acquisition Advisor at Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa in St Andrews, bringing a wealth of experience to the board and a passion for educating young people about the vast array of careers available to them in the hospitality and tourism sector.
As part of her role, Melanie facilitates all recruitment requirements across the resort and is actively engaged in the Talent Development Programmes, apprenticeships, and internships the resort has to offer.
Melanie tells us,
“I want to use my position as a board member for DYW Fife to help promote the varied and exciting careers and opportunities available within the hospitality industry to Fife’s young people.”
Melanie is also passionate about the soft skills you can learn while working in hospitality and tourism that help you to develop and be successful in your future career. Before embarking on her current career path, Melanie recalls her first job,
“Growing up, I was really shy at school, had a small friendship group and lacked in confidence. My first experience of the world of work was as a waitress, where the fast-paced customer facing role forced me to come out of my shell and allowed me to develop the soft skills that I needed to succeed in any role I chose to go into. It’s these skills that are invaluable to young people and I’m excited to showcase this along with how amazing the hospitality industry is.”
If you’d like to know more about DYW Fife and how your business can get involved, contact our Business Engagement Executive, Amanda Liddell on firstname.lastname@example.org.