Andron Facilities Management, one of the UK’s leading facilities management companies, has teamed up with Developing the Young Workforce North East (DYWNE) to inspire Scotland’s future workforce.
DYWNE work closely with employers and educators to facilitate meaningful relationships that best support the needs of young people. They play a key part in the delivery of the Young Person’s Guarantee, making it easier for employers and education to connect and equip young people for the world of work and help them find fulfilling careers.
Over the last few weeks, representatives from Andron, including Senior HR Advisor, Hannah Richmond, have been attending Aberdeen Secondary School, Bucksburn Academy, to provide guidance and education on workplace skills as well as facilities management industry career pathways. They have been engaging with students and guiding them through a variety of tasks relating to communication, team building, problem solving and goal setting, to prepare and inspire school pupils to gain the skills they need beyond school.
A recent mock job fair attended by over 150 students, provided pupils with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience to launch their careers. Students were encouraged to review various job descriptions, initiate open discussions and over the next few weeks, take the time to write a CV and apply for their desired role. Students who submit their CV will also have them reviewed and scored, with feedback provided by Andron’s HR team.
The event formed part of the overall communication curriculum, SCRIPT, which aims to develop the student’s Self-management, Communication, Resilience, ICT, Problem Solving and Teamwork skills.
Andron’s Senior HR Advisor, Hannah Richmond, commented:
“It’s been really great visiting Bucksburn Academy to work through the SCRIPT project with the pupils. The pupils were really engaged in the Communication sessions and asked lots of questions about the different roles and skills required. It can be really daunting entering the world of work so helping develop these employability skills is really important.”
Taylor Legge, Employer School Coordinator at DYWNE added:
“We are so excited to have Andron working with us as a collaborative partner at Bucksburn Academy. The team have been brilliant at shaping and delivering a programme of skills-based activities for S4 pupils. Having this input and support from an employer has ensured pupils have a true insight to the world of work meaning they are better prepared and more informed when it comes time for them to choose their next destinations.”
The partnership with DYWNE forms part of Andron’s overall School and College Programme whereby we are working with additional social enterprises such as Ahead Partnership to support local schools across the UK, providing career mentoring, employability workshops and workplace visits to introduce young people to careers in the facilities management industry.