The Working Student, the brain child of Brandon Robertson, year 13 student at Marlwood, is a website for Businesses to post part time vacancies on for students and is going to be developed for our Premium Partners
We regularly receive work opportunities for our students and so far, these have been posted on noticeboards where we hope people will notice them. However, following a breakfast meeting where Brandon spoke about his website, The Working Student, Tess Wilkinson asked him if he would be interested in developing the website for Premium Partners.
Brandon has jumped at the opportunity, and we are now looking at a site that will enable all our Partners to post their apprenticeships, part tiime job offers and any voluntary work that would be suitable for students.
Brandon will be at the next Business Forum at The Park hotel on 14th May to talk to guests about the project. Please come along and say hi!
Five Year 11 boys from Castle School enjoyed a great day at RAF Brize Norton as part of the EES (Engineering Education Scheme).They participated in team building exercises, received talks from the RAF about engineering and met Ben Wheeler from A-Gas Ltd, who is the engineer they will be working with this year. The highlight of the day was the tour of one of the RAF’s planes, where they spent some time exploring and asking lots of questions.
Over the next few weeks they will be visiting A-gas Ltd at Portbury and seeing firsthand the problem which they must solve. They will then start the task of designing and completing the task over the next six months with a residential held at Bath University at the end of January.
Our thanks to A-Gas for supporting this exciting scheme for a second year.
Local insurance broker and Premium Partner, Brightside Insurance, had good reason to celebrate at the end of last week as one of its apprentices won the highly coveted Apprentice of the Year award at the South West Contact Centre Forum awards. Asher Budd, 19, a former Castle School pupil, received the award in recognition of the dedication he has shown in working towards completing an NVQ Level 3 qualification in Providing Financial Services and attaining his Chartered Insurance Institute status.
Collecting his award, Asher said “I’m really proud to have won this Apprentice of the Year award. It’s a wonderful achievement for me and I’d like to thank my manager Gemma Ferris, my team and everyone who’s played a part in supporting my development since I joined Brightside just one year ago”. Suzie Noble, Brightside’s Chief People Officer, was equally thrilled by the win, and said, “I’m so delighted with Asher has won this award. I’ve been nothing but impressed with the hard work and enthusiasm he’s shown since joining Brightside as an apprentice. He’s a role model for our future generation”.