PERKINS PRAISED FOR WORK IN SCHOOLS

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - YOUR TELEGRAPH - By Paul Grin­nell paul.grin­[email protected]­me­dia.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTPaulGrin­nell

More than 200 staff from a lead­ing em­ployer in Peter­bor­ough have been praised for their vol­un­tary work to help young­sters into work.

The staff from Perkins En­gines, based in East­ern In­dus­try, have re­ceived recog­ni­tion from the city’s Skills Ser­vice for their sup­port of ca­reers and en­ter­prise events in schools. A spe­cial award to mark their achieve­ment was pre­sented by The Skills Ser­vice’s Becky Cook and Deb­bie Longhurst. Last year, the team con­trib­uted more than 200 hours of vol­un­teer­ing in schools with events rang­ing from mock in­ter­views and CV mas­ter­classes to en­ter­prise chal­lenges and ca­reers shows. Sarah An­stiss, the serv- ice’s skills lead, said: “The en­tire Perkins team have re­ally been stand­out sup­port­ers.” Ju­lia Ed­wards, cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity man­ager at Perkins En­gines, said: “We are pas­sion­ate about sup­port­ing and work­ing with schools and stu­dents, help­ing with in­sights on dif­fer­ent ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties and em­ploy­ers’ ex­pec­ta­tions as well as de­vel­op­ing the stu­dents’ fu­ture em­ploy­a­bil­ity.”

Perkins staff re­ceive an award from The Skills Ser­vice.

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