Worcester, UK – 01 November 2013 – Students from New College spent part of their day at Postcode Anywhere learning about the skills and attitudes required should they wish to consider career opportunities within the technology sector.
New College Worcester is a national residential college for young people aged 11 to 19 who are blind or partially sighted. The visit was devised as part of the students’ careers awareness study which links into their Citizenship programme.
Postcode Anywhere was delighted to host the event with their own objectives which were to give the students a ‘fun packed’ activity that would deliver a range of educational benefits and learning outcomes. The company is keen to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) subjects as a key employer in the technology sector.
Managing director Guy Mucklow believes that is important for young people to learn about the skills and attitudes required to work in the technology sector. As a major recruiter he is keen to encourage STEM education as a vital part of the UK’s effort to remain ahead in a highly competitive global market place.
He said: ”It’s the first time we have invited a school group along to the business since we moved into our new corporate headquarters and it was great to extend a warm welcome to the New College students and accompanying teaching professionals.
“I think we set out to dispel the myth that technology is far from boring and that also we don’t just employ technical people. We have an energetic and creative marketing team who put together an exciting business challenge for the students. I'm glad to say we fulfilled the event’s pre-set objectives.”
Cathy Wright from New College worked closely with Postcode Anywhere to come up with a learning activity that was meaningful and informative. Part of the day was devised to help students gain an understanding of the different organisations and companies that contribute to the economic sustainability of the area.
She said: “The students thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Postcode Anywhere, right from the start with the delicious lunch they were served, to the brilliant business challenge devised by Angela and her team. They were all able to access the activity and every student was able to make a contribution to the task. The students will now be able to think about a career in the technology sector.”