Skills body teams up with student and military groups
Building Our Skills, the new body set up to promote Fenestration as a career, has developed partnerships with two major Government-backed programmes, to help employers communicate with schools, colleges and ex-Armed Forces personnel.
Inspiring the Future,run by the Education and Employers charity, has joined with BOS to help industry people share work experience with school and college students, while the Career Transition Programme is a Ministry of Defence initiative that supports military personnel to seek careers after the forces.
“These new partnerships with the two organisations provided a fantastic opportunity for employers in the Fenestration industry to engage with newcomers,” said Stephanie Tague, Head of BOS.
“Education & Employers has already seen that 74% of students who have engaged with their volunteers from the work place have an increased motivation to study harder - Involvement from the industry will give youngsters a wider understanding of our industry, and with 14,000 individuals leaving the Armed Forces annually – the two partnership will go a long way to supporting our mission.”
Inspiring the Future uses an online matchmaking service that allows schools to find volunteers to support their students and allows volunteers to scope out their own depth of involvement. Volunteering can be done by an individual or as a business and all types of experiences are valuable to the scheme, from apprentice to CEO.
The Career Transition Programme gives advice and guidance to the Royal Navy, Royal Airforce, Army and Royal Marines, and assists with the first three years of their transition period into employment.