On Friday the 26th of January 2018, three members of staff from Hanson Plywood attended a careers afternoon event at Norristhorpe Junior & Infant School in Liversedge, West Yorkshire. Attendees from Hanson Plywood included:
Gary Scott– Managing director
Maria Scott– Office Administrator
Rebecca Walshe– Marketing and Media
With members of staff from different departments, we were able to give more of an insight into working life and responsibilities here at Hanson Plywood. The afternoon was organised to provide children ages 7-11 with a greater understanding of the potential future career paths that are available to them, and provide the message that with hard work and perseverance, their preferred career choice is well within their reach.
Our staff were placed in an ICT suite at the school and three different groups of children sat in for 30-minute sessions. In these sessions, different topics were discussed to help the children understand and prepare for any future career choices. Topics included:
- The art of running a business
- The management of multiple departments within a business
- The history of Hanson Plywood
- How important marketing is
- How important cooperation in the workplace is
- How important primary and secondary education are
- And many more
These topics certainly interested the children as an array of questions were asked after each session. It became apparent that the children were very passionate about their futures and understood the amount of hard work required in order for them to achieve their desired careers.
It was a pleasure to be invited to this event by the staff at Norristhorpe and we hope to see these bright, intelligent and creative children knocking on our door in 10+ years with a job application!
Thank you to all who were involved in making this day a success.