Solar Solve Supports School Career Event
Wed, 19 October 2016
The Team at South Shields based Solar Solve Marine were delighted to accept an invitation to attend a local school’s careers event. Carl Johnson, Solar Solve’s Operations Manager visited the school to take part in what was a Careers Workshop for year 6 students. It was based on the speed-dating system of moving the children round the hall to give them the opportunity to speak to all kinds of professionals, to gain an insight into their role within their organisation and the career opportunities available to the students.
Armed with a small demonstration SOLASAFE screen, film and fabric samples, literature and sales aids, there was a great deal of interest shown by many of the children and often Carl was hard-pushed to keep up with answering some of their questions. He was very impressed when he asked a fresh group of children if they knew what Solar Solve does and one bright young lad said, “Make sunglasses for ships.” By pure coincidence the lad was Jack Sharpe and he knew all about our company because his dad is Ian Sharpe, one of Solar Solve’s Production Technicians.
Julie Lightfoot, Solar Solve’s Managing Director commented, “It is only when we get involved in schools’ projects like these that we become aware of all the different aspects of both academic and life skills that we expect young people to possess when they apply to work for any organisation, not just ours and the schools rely on local businesses to get that message across to their students. We are always delighted to help out and we get just as much back from the events as we put in.”
The last word has to be from Carl himself, who said, “I was so overwhelmed by the number of children I met during the incredibly busy 2 hours, the interest showed by many of them and the logical questions asked. They all seemed to be having a great time and hopefully the event inspired some of them to think about a future career in manufacturing or the marine industry.”
“It was hectic but so much fun, I would quite happily do it again.”