“We want to engage with local school leavers to provide them with a memorable experience at McLaren that helps improve their chances in a competitive job market” according to HR director at McLaren Technology Group, Patrick Bermingham.
This was after McLaren has today unveiled a new programme that aims to improve the career prospects and life chances of local young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
A select group of pupils from local schools have been given the opportunity to attend an intensive half-day Work inspiration programme in October.
Bermingham continued to describe the opportunity: “By providing hands-on learning that focuses on communication skills, team working and self-confidence in the workplace – skills we all value highly at McLaren – students will be able to more easily demonstrate their strengths to potential employers, wherever their ambitions lie”.
“McLaren’s Work Inspiration programme bridges the gap between work experience and what happens after school, supports our ongoing commitment to our local schools and communities, and helps to develop the next generation of talent upon which businesses like ours rely”.
McLaren will give the pupils practical tasks which will include students pitching marketing campaigns to put their communication skills. Each student will visit the world famous McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) and have the chance to undergo their own grand prix pit stop challenge.
Whilst at the technology centre, pupils will be assisted on job opportunities and how to maximise their CV’s and covering letter.
“Work Inspiration also provides personal development opportunities for many of our own people who are not only passionate advocates for the work they do, but are also testimony to the breadth of technical skills and behaviours that are needed to succeed.”