Wire Belt Company Ltd Welcome Year 10 Engineering Students for Site Visit

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Local Skills Improvement Plan
by Sarah Parrish

Welt Belt Company Ltd have a long standing history of engaging with local education providers and have supported many apprentices over the past 40 years.   As part of their continued drive to engage with schools and inspire young people Lucy Druesne and Sarah Parrish from the Kent & Medway Local Skills Improvement Plan were delighted to join them at their Sittingbourne site on Friday 12th May.

On the day they welcomed a group of  Year 10 female engineering students from The Sittingbourne School to see their manufacturing and engineering facility, speak to their apprentices about their experiences and gain a greater understanding of what it is like to work in this sector across the board spectrum of roles from marketing and design to management and production.

We were also joined by Gordon Henderson MP for Sittingbourne & Sheppey and representatives from the Kent & Medway Careers Hub.

Their story is motivating and inspirational and they are a wonderful example of the benefits engagement with young people and local education providers can bring for all parties involved.

Gary Allen, Managing Director of Wire Belt will be speaking at our next Kent & Medway Manufacturing Focus Group event online on 31st May from 1-1.30pm.  If you are interested in hearing more about how and why businesses should engage with local education providers please join us.  The session is free to attend and places can be booked here.