Expect team speak to students about career choices
By engaging with our local community, we are actively raising awareness to the right skills needed to work in a business.
At Expect, creating partnerships with local education is key. It's a proactive step in the right direction to equipping our future employees with the right skills.
By providing career exploration, individual career presentations and career guidance, we have seen a positive shift to students wanting to work within logistics and distribution.
Expect were delighted to have the opportunity to work together with Beckfoot School in Bingley.
Three of the team at Expect went along to the school and presented to Post 16 students considering their next move into a career.
Sophie Metcalf, Head of HR, James Fairhurst, Palletline & Partner Manager and Gemma Lennon Sales & Marketing Manager visited Beckfoot School in Bingley to present to Post 16 students interested in HR, Marketing or warehousing. They each provided an insight into their career path as well as an overview of the logistics industry.
By giving career guidance, we know this gives students the knowledge, information, skills, and experience necessary to identify career options, and narrow them down to make one career decision. It's an extremely stressful time choosing a career path and having businesses talk directly to students will help them make their decision.
By advising students, a career decision is less scary, resulting in their social, financial and emotional well-being throughout.
As a business, we see value in supporting education by sharing our stories, industry overview and paths.
We look forward to continuing with our work and engagement in education.
“I just wanted to pass on my thanks to all involved for the career assembly event. The feedback from the staff who were there and the young people has been fantastic and I'm told that several of the young people have said that they now have a better understanding as to a path of career they wish to follow."
Lauren Bannon, Assistant Faculty Leader Post 16, Beckfoot School