16th December 2020

Ensuring Cornish students continue to thrive

SUEZ is supporting the Young Enterprise (YE) learning programmes to help Cornwall’s young people develop their career aspirations and skills for employment.

Tony Burge, Plant Manager at the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre was delighted to provide Young Enterprise with funding that will directly benefit local students at Brannel and Penrice Academies. These students will be among the first to benefit from digital careers-based courses designed by YE following the Covid-19 outbreak.

Tony said: “we realise that many students missed the opportunity of work experience and attending career fairs due to the pandemic restrictions this year and we have been keen to try and fill that gap and support where we can.”

Brannel Academy’s Careers Lead James Worthington, who is grateful to SUEZ and YE for its support, said: “there is now an even greater  need for students to be prepared for the working world, with an uncertain job market in the UK, let alone in Cornwall. This project will allow our Year 10 students to engage with the labour market to reach their career potential.”

Excited about utilising YE’s employability programmes, Lorraine Turner, Careers Lead from Penrice Academy, said: “other Year groups have also missed over a term’s careers education and opportunities to meet employers.”

Helping young people thrive within our community aligns closely with SUEZ’s company values. SUEZ’s Senior Community Liaison Manager, Natalie Chard, who supports the Cornwall YE Local Volunteer Team, added: “we have been supporting YE in Cornwall for a few years now and we have seen how its programmes can help build young people’s confidence, enterprise and employability skills, it’s great to be involved with local schools.”

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