AB Glass has scooped a silver award for our work in helping students prepare for their future careers.
We were delighted to have received a Valued Partner Award recognising the support we give to schools and young people to gain a better understanding of the world of work.
Careers Wales makes links between education and employers by bringing schools and businesses together to inform, inspire and motivate young people about their future career opportunities.
The Education Business Exchange was launched in 2018 and now offers schools the opportunity to link up with more than 13,500 employers across Wales through a range of different activities.
AB Glass works with Careers Wales on a number of fronts. Our managing director Alan Brayley regularly speaks in local schools and opens the doors of his company to visiting schools and pupils, offering tours of the workplace and invaluable tips and advice on entering the workplace. The company also takes on young apprentices from local schools.
We were joined by more than 50 companies from across Wales at the awards ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff and hosted by BBC Radio Wales presenter Jason Mohammed.
Nikki Lawrence, Careers Wales Chief Executive, said: “The Valued Partner Award scheme is instrumental to the work Careers Wales does and we greatly appreciate the support we receive from each and every one of our Valued Partners.
“Ultimately, we’d like employers to feed into the national curriculum to ensure the skills students are developing will be useful to the evolving workplace.
“Without our Valued Partners, we wouldn’t be able to reach as many students at such a granular level and for that we are very grateful.”
Alan Brayley said:
“At AB Glass we have always placed great importance on our links with the local community and that includes schools. We endeavour to inspire young people whenever we can. We enjoy inviting them here to the workplace so they can get a taste of a real working environment and also presenting to students in schools. We understand that the future of the business depends on recruiting good quality young people and that is why we value working with Careers Wales on this front.”
For more information on how to work with Careers Wales to help raise young people’s awareness and motivate them about the world of work email: firstname.lastname@example.org