E.ON helps to improve employability skills for hundreds of Nottingham pupils

By NaomiTroy

During
2015, more than 800 secondary school pupils from across Nottingham had the
opportunity to develop their employability skills through workshops organised
by E.ON, with some of them having the chance to visit an E.ON office to gain a
real insight in to the world of work.

The
Careers Lab and E.ON’s Youth Pathway workshops offered hands-on learning
activities for pupils aged 14-16 years, designed specifically to encourage them
to think about their careers and enhance their employability skills at a time when
they’re about to embark on making crucial decisions for their future career
paths.

Topics covered
in the workshops ranged from the importance of personal image, to developing team
working and communications skills. The activities aim to bridge the gap between
the skills pupils learn at school and the additional skills employers look for
in potential employees.

David
Tungate, Principal at the Nottingham Academy, said: “It’s been a great pleasure
working with E.ON over the past 12 months and the programmes we’ve taken part
in have had a really positive impact on participating pupils.

“The E.ON
Youth Pathway and Careers Lab workshops have offered pupils who may be considering
an apprenticeship or applying for higher or further education the chance to
increase their employability skills and to experience the world of work. To be given the opportunity to meet E.ON
employees and experience the office environment first-hand is an invaluable
experience for these pupils. We look
forward to continuing to work with E.ON over the next year and being able to
offer our pupils more exciting opportunities.”

Dave
Newborough, HR Director at E.ON, said: “We’re really pleased with how our
employability programmes have been received in Nottingham schools throughout the
last year and it’s great to have reached so many pupils.

“Research
we’ve carried out shows that a fifth (20%) of 16-18 year olds in the East
Midlands didn’t know what they wanted to do after finishing school or education1. The research also reveals that nearly one in
six 16-18 year olds (15%) say that they don’t think they need to consider
future career choices yet1.
This shows us there’s a great opportunity for local businesses like E.ON
to support pupils in their career progression at this vital point in their
education.”

Throughout
2015, E.ON also reached more than 3,600 primary and secondary school pupils in Nottinghamshire
with energy education and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)
activities.

The
educational activities form part of E.ON’s broader community offering, which
saw more than 13,000 school pupils in over 250 schools nationwide take part in
one of its energy education activities in 2015.
To find out more about how E.ON is working with local communities and how
to get involved visit
eonenergy.com/community

Ends

Notes to editors

1.
Stats based on
research which was conducted for E.ON by OnePoll among 500 pupils aged 16-18
(23rd – 28th July 2015).

For more information contact:

Naomi
Troy, 02476 180 523,
Naomi.troy@eon-uk.com
Jane Branscombe, 02476 183691, Jane.branscombe@eon-uk.com

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