August 4, 2022
This week (2nd August 2022), May Foxton, Learning and Development Facilitator for Bradbury Group, presented at the Careers Hub Employer Event in Boston, Lincolnshire.
The Careers Hub events provide an opportunity for Enterprise Advisers and local businesses to network and learn more about The Careers & Enterprise Company, and their high-quality careers education programme.
May is Bradbury Group’s Enterprise Adviser for Outwood Academy Foxhills in Scunthorpe. The role involves attending local schools regularly to talk with pupils between the ages of 14 and 16 about a career in engineering and running engineering-related activities. May also arranges attendance and visits at local careers events within schools, promoting Bradbury Group and a career in Engineering.
May presented the role of Enterprise Adviser to a group of Lincolnshire businesses, advocating the benefits to their companies and the local community. May also discussed some of the recent achievements in her new role, including increasing the number of young people entering the Youth Engineering Scheme at Bradbury Group, and the group’s first school open days, which took place earlier in the year.
“May’s presentation was perfect. The pride and passion for what she does really came through and complimented the other presentations and activities perfectly” says Lee Douglas, Careers Hub Lead for Greater Lincolnshire. “We’ve received extremely positive feedback and already have new Enterprise Adviser volunteers from the event. I would like to thank May for her continued support.”
Alongside her role as Enterprise Adviser, May has been pivotal in the creation of the Bradbury Academy and developing strong partnerships with training providers. Since May joined the group in November 2021 as Business Graduate, May has implemented a number of formal apprenticeship programmes for new and existing employees, a range of training courses across diverse disciplines, and has begun the process of implementing personalised development programmes.
Zane Dextor, Group HR Director commented “May has been instrumental in the development of personalised development programmes within Bradbury and her role as Enterprise Adviser has helped to build stronger partnerships with our local schools. Her continued hard work will help to further strengthen our offering with local schools and encourage more young people to take up a role in engineering, whether that be through our Youth Engineering programme or via the Academy.”
The role of Enterprise Adviser involves the partnering of an individual and business with a local school or college, and using the skills, business experience and networks to develop a strong careers programme that supports students.
The role is designed to support pathways into the industry and shape the future of young people’s lives. It is also an opportunity to shape the future of the company, inspiring and encouraging young people to take up a career in one of their disciplines.
Well done May!
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