A DRUMCHAPEL rifleman will be amongst the employees pushing opportunities at the Skills Scotland Show this week.

Highlander Kevin Shearer, of 4 Scots, is attending the SEC show in Glasgow where visitors can experience a parachute jump or drive a Challenger 2 battle tank through virtual reality technology.

The show is aimed to inspire young people about possible career paths and opportunity with pupils and students attending with family and friends.

There are presentations from the industries of construction, automotive, food and hospitality, computing, art/design and fashion, and more.

Employers such as Police Scotland will be on hand as will the Scottish Government who are encouraging more young people to consider early learning and childcare.

Kevin, who is helping recruit for the British Army, said: “I joined the Army because I wanted a change of lifestyle. Being in the Infantry has taught me a range of life skills that I would struggle to find in a civilian job to the same degree, including leadership and teamwork.

“The best thing I have done in the Army was during pre-deployment training as we learned new skills and techniques to help us do our job effectively. There are always opportunities to develop yourself in the Army and it is something they take seriously.”

The Skills Scotland Show runs November 29 and 30.