Arcus supports local students to prepare for the world of work

Redditch based, leading facilities management company, Arcus, has partnered with Worcestershire County Council and St Augustine’s R.C. High School, Redditch, to support the delivery of the Government’s National Careers and Enterprise programme.

Over the next 12 months, Arcus will be delivering a range of activities including, work experience placements, careers advice, CV workshops, and curriculum support. These activities will provide students with invaluable advice and hopefully excite them about the opportunities offered by the world of work.

The programme has been designed to engage schools, enabling them to provide students (year groups 7-13) with the opportunities to connect with local employers and experience the world of work.

Stephen Timmins, Head of Business Development, said: “It’s really exciting for Arcus to be partnering with both the County Council and St Augustine’s school. As an organisation we feel it’s so important to equip young people with the relevant tools and advice to help them feel ready for the working world.

“Arcus is a company that prides itself on investing in its colleagues and their development. That’s why it was a natural fit to partner with the County Council and St Augustine’s and provide whatever support we can, to help young people choose the best career path for them.”

Arcus has been chosen to be St Augustine’s private sector partner and through the partnership, Arcus will provide ongoing support for pupils, with decision-making and career development. The partnership will enable colleagues at Arcus to talk directly to pupils about the opportunities available and ensure that they consider all the options as they move through school and provide tangible work-based opportunities.

Matt Tope, Careers Hub Manager for Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We are delighted to be working together with facilities management company, Arcus, who have recently joined our Enterprise Adviser Network. Enterprise Advisers play a vital role in providing our younger generations with the most up to date careers guidance and support, and we are really pleased that Arcus is investing its time to create a talented future workforce.”

Delivered locally by the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, the Careers and Enterprise Programme is designed to support the Government’s long-term economic plan by helping young people consider all of the options available to them when they leave school and are fully prepared for life after education. The programme is fully adopted by the Department of Education, and schools are now OFSTED inspected on the quality of the careers provided in schools.