As part of a project led by Eunika Kleszcz, Stressline’s HR Assistant, we have been putting the students to work just as they break up for their summer holidays (well, they have to learn!)
Nathan Mitchell of the Hinckley Academy school joined us on the July 2nd for a week. He was put to work straight away and spent time in accounts, sales, production, transport and on reception. When asked about what he enjoyed the most, he replied:
“I enjoyed the practical side, and spending time in the works, it was really engaging.” Said Nathan.
A keen football fan, Nathan’s supports Liverpool and at school enjoys all the sciences, and is looking at going to university after school. After his work experience here, Nathan was looking forward to a trip to Alton Towers followed by a family holiday to Spain… I’m not jealous at all.
Our second work experience student has left St. Martins school in Stoke Golding and will be attending Thomas Estley Community College in Broughton Astley after the summer.
Gemma Doughty, like Nathan, was given a range of tasks whilst visiting each department. She particularly enjoyed the CAD work in the drawing office. She enjoyed it so much, in fact, she has stated she wants to come back here full time after college!
Gemma’s favourite subjects are drama, computing and maths, and away from school, she is a keen athlete taking part and enjoying tennis, football, basketball and swimming.
Following on from her week here Gemma is onwards to Cornwall for a summer holiday.
Stressline’s invitation to have work experience students is part of a longer-term commitment to engage with local schools and colleges, and help the next generation prepare for work within the construction industry.