Story Contracting launches virtual Summer School for young adults

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Story Contracting launches virtual Summer School for young adults

As part of Story Contracting’s commitment to invest in the next generation, the business has launched a one of a kind, virtual work experience programme for young adults across the UK.

Story Contracting welcomes young people into the business every year, providing them with opportunities to see first-hand STEM subjects brought to life, develop their employability skills and reach their full potential.

This year, to ensure no students miss the opportunity due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Story has adapted its work experience programme to provide pupils with a week-long virtual business masterclass.

The ‘One of Ten Story Summer School’ will give ten young adults, aged 15-18-years-old, the chance to join the business throughout August 2020.

The students will spend the week virtually working with various departments across the business, as well as having the opportunity to visit one of Story’s critical projects. At the end of the experience, the Story Ten will each receive a £50 amazon voucher.

The programme is open to young people across Story Contracting’s operational areas in Scotland, Yorkshire, Birmingham, Chorley and Cumbria.

Jason Butterworth, CEO of Story Contracting, said: “During the pandemic a lot of work experience and placement opportunities for young adults have sadly been suspended across the country.

“At Story Contracting, we want to make sure our investment in the next generation can continue even during these most challenging of times, so we have created this new concept to allow our work experience programme to safely go ahead.

Jason added: “We look forward to virtually welcoming the winning 10 candidates next month for what will be a very unique experience in their education and personal development!”

Applications are open from Monday 20th July 2020 until Monday 27th July. Click here to apply.

Across the Summer, Story Contracting will also be offering career top tips and free online business skills courses for young adults, such as decision making and communication essentials, to prepare them for the next steps in their education or career.

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