Two Year 11 students from Fowey Community College and/or Brannel School will receive a unique employment offer from Imerys in March 2014.
Imerys and partner in the project, Cornwall College St Austell, will create a minimum of two roles specifically for students at these local schools. It will be up to students to define what the role is and the training they require. The only requisite is that the successful candidates attend Cornwall College St Austell prior to taking up the position.
Introducing the initiative at an assembly in Fowey on 21st October, Chris Varcoe, Mineral Manager at Imerys, said: “It’s your choice what the job is and it starts with answering the question ‘what will Imerys look like in ten to fifteen years’ time’.”
Over the next five months, the students will work with Imerys mentors and undertake a series of tasks and projects in groups. They will also develop a personal statement which highlights the skills they have acquired during the process.
Mrs Wakeham, Academic Advisor, says: “This is such an exciting opportunity for our students to be part of a global organisation which employs 1000 people in the Cornwall alone and operates in 50 countries. This is an original initiative from Imerys using the ideas of local young people to keep the company moving forward and retain local talent in the process.”
Mr Perry says: “I am really impressed at the scope of this initiative from Imerys. It’s now up to our collective Year 11 students to show just how talented they are.”
See the Imerys presentation here: Imerys presentation_21.10.13