Age: 16

At just 16 years old, Robyn Wilson is clear about what direction she wants her career to go in and that’s delivering fantastic service.

Currently studying for an HND in Hospitality Management at Forth Valley Collee in Stirling, Robyn has developed skills and experience to help her deliver a truly five-star dining experience.

“During my first year of studying at college I spent two days a week in the college’s fine-dining Gallery restaurant as part of the front of house team. I was only 15 at the time but I had previously done a bit of work experience in a local hotel run by a family friend.

“Since then I got a seasonal job in a local restaurant and am working in a nearby hotel where I learn the business side of the hospitality industry.”

Despite only being 16, Robyn knowns a career in the food and drink and hospitality industry is for her.

“I’m a real people person and there is no better industry to build new relationships. I have met new people and had different experiences every day. I love the hospitality industry and can definitely see myself working in the industry in the future.”

With Scotland’s food and drink industry being so diverse, it’s important for young people to explore the different opportunities out there – especially in the hospitality industry.

“I think it is important for young people to get involved, because the industry is full of opportunities and various different jobs. Once you have the skills you are able to travel and work anywhere in the world and I find this really exciting. As a young person in the industry I’m very exciting about my future.”

Robyn’s #ScotFoodGoals are to continue studying to complete her HND in Hospitality Management, developing the necessary skills and experience to one day be manager of a small hotel of her own, and to continue being inspired by the people in the industry who can help her learn about Scotland’s unique food and drink offering.

Watch Robyn’s #ScotFoodGoals video