Here at Numill we believe in giving young students the chance to come and experience life in an engineering environment. This year alone we have had 5 to date from various schools or through organisations like Work-Wise. The last 2 placements, Josh and Ryan, came from Work-Wise through the Summer Camp and Made in Sheffield Cutlers Ambassador schemes.
The Work-Wise Summer Camp, delivered by the Work-Wise Foundation is now in its 3rd year. It is aimed at young people between the ages of 14 and 18 interested in finding out about and experiencing the world of work in the engineering, manufacturing and technology sectors.
In return for giving up 2 weeks of their summer holidays the youngsters gain a real experience of the workplace and gain invaluable employability skills which will help improve their future employment and education prospects. Many of those participating in Summer Camp have gone on to gain employment often with the companies where they completed their Summer Camp experience. On successfully finishing Summer Camp they will attend a graduation ceremony at Cutlers’ Hall.
Summer Camp is only possible through the commitment and support of work-wise Companies like Numill opening their doors and offering our young people these amazing opportunities.
Josh From Work-Wise Summer Camp.
The Cutlers’ Made in Sheffield Ambassadors Programme, which is run by The Work-Wise Foundation for the Engineering and Manufacturing sector, connects the sector with a whole range of businesses through the Work-Wise Foundation, to a group of schools. It provides student Ambassadors aged 13-15 with a range of experiences both in school and in the workplace to develop their job-ready skills and attitudes and their sector-specific understanding. The Ambassadors promote the business sector to their peers and showcase young people’s talents and abilities. At the end of the programme, each Ambassador gains an employer-endorsed Skills Passport.