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P&O FERRIES VISITS DOVER SCHOOL TO GIVE CAREERS ADVICE TO CLASS OF 10 AND 11-YEAR-OLDS
THIRTY children in Year 6 at St Richard's Catholic Primary School in Dover learned this week (12th June) that it's never too early to start planning for the future when the town's largest employer dropped in to give some careers advice.
Jacqueline Burns from P&O Ferries, whose headquarters is located less than two miles from the school, gave a presentation to the 10 and 11-year-olds on why getting on to the career ladder was so important.
Jacqueline's theme was 'think differently' and the jobs which the children told her they wanted to do in later life included a Crown Prosecution Service lawyer, dancer, forensic pathologist, translator, flight attendant - and one who wanted to be the captain of a P&O Ferries' ship. The children asked questions including 'how much fuel does a ship use?' and 'how long does it take to fill up?'.
Elizabeth Cope, a teaching assistant at St Richard's, said: "The presentation introduced the children to the different careers available and really gave them an idea of what is out there. Many of the children's parents work for P&O Ferries and they loved hearing more about the company."
Jacqueline Burns, Corporate Communications Officer at P&O Ferries, added: "The children who saw the presentation will all be leaving and going to secondary school in September so this was the ideal time for them to start thinking about their future employment opportunities."
"We are celebrating our 180th anniversary this year and were delighted to be invited to tell them more about the biggest employer in their community. If they study hard and learn a second language then they will be in a strong position to find jobs with P&O Ferries when they finish their school careers in a few years' time."
P&O Ferries' stakeholder project offers visits to schools, colleges and businesses within the local community. This is a totally free initiative. The visit is tailored to school requirements and their current projects. It can be a talk, with learning materials and other artefacts, judging a competition or providing an insight into the world of ferries and logistics.
P&O Ferries: Dan Bridgett & Jacqueline Burns
Tel: +44(0)1304 863833 (24 hours)
New Century Media: - Tony Lodge & Shaya Raymond +44(0) 207 930 8033