Lessons in energy for Humberside state school students
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 19 Jun 2018
Humberside school students swapped the classroom for a tour round an energy plant to learn about the range of jobs available in the fuel industry and the skills needed to achieve them.
Year 10 students studying maths and science from Winterton Community Academy in Scunthorpe and Kelvin Hall School in Hull visited Greenergy’s Immingham plant to talk to employers and apprentices about their career pathways and learn about the study routes needed to pursue specific jobs.
The insight day was run by the national education charity Future First which is partnering with Greenergy, the UK’s leading road fuel supplier and Europe’s largest manufacturer of biofuel from waste, to inform state school students about the skills necessary to succeed in the energy and fuel industry.
The project forms part of Greenergy’s commitment to support young people in local communities.
Greenergy is one of several leading employers working with Future First to connect their employees with young people in schools and colleges.
The link between schools and employers enables students to broaden their horizons and boost their confidence, motivation and knowledge about career pathways.
Matt Lent, Chief Executive of Future First, said, “You can’t be what you can’t see so it’s crucial for young people to meet and hear from employees in interesting jobs to help them broaden their horizons, raise their aspirations and to develop the skills employers look for.
"Our partnership with Greenergy provides young people with a greater understanding of the world of work and enables them to connect with people who can help bring that to life.”