Working hard pays off.
Tom Davies, a West Yorkshire student, would have never said he was academic, but that never stopped him from working hard.
The BTEC scheme at Kirklees College suited him down to the ground. It allowed him to work at his own pace and research lots of things until he understood what was required of each topic.
On top of that he had worked his way right through the Scouting group at 4th Golcar Scouts, from cubs to Scouts to Explorers and now a Young Leader.
And then volunteering for things like Golcar Lily Day.
Well it had all paid off with an excellent apprenticeship with Nestlé. A great starting salary but more important is the investment they will be making in his further education. Working towards a degree qualification and working out of their various business units across the group (with accomation provided when at other parts of the country including Sheffield), the successful dozen candidates have a bright future ahead of them.
Good to see an employer making such an investment into their staff.
Have a look at what Kirklees College have had to say about it.
Well done Tom.
The Prince’s Trust is helping young people back into work in Kirklees after a generous donation of 18k to the youth charity.
This comes as more than one in five young people in Kirklees (23 per cent) are struggling to find a job. Across the district the number of young people trapped on benefits for more than six months has more than doubled since before the recession.
Kirklees based text messaging provider SMileS SMS, has donated 18k to fund The Prince’s Trust Development Awards, which are cash grants of between £50 and £500, to help disadvantaged young people access work, training or education.
Annabel Ruddiman, 19, from Huddersfield, was unemployed before a Development Award helped her get a job at a local swimming pool.
Last year she was made redundant from a hair salon and spent the next six months searching for work without any luck.
Just to prove that we do what we say we’ll do here at SMileS – this picture is living proof that Jenna Harrison one of our telesales team was ‘donated’ to the Fairtrade cause last Friday (13th Aug) in Huddersfield. Jenna was tasked with visiting shops and offices in a section of Huddersfield Town Centre, promoting Fairtrade goods and asking for staff commitment to buying Fairtrade products for the business and for themselves.
Jenna found that most people recognised the Fairtrade logo and also knew a little about the Fairtrade initiative; plus she managed to convert many to looking for Fairtrade products in shops and supermarkets, as well as talking about Fairtrade to friends and family.
35 names were added to a list of people who work in Huddersfield Town Centre who are now supporters of ‘making Huddersfield a Fairtrade town’.