09 Apr 2018
Launched in September 2017, the Chamber’s Inspiring Educators project was designed to inspire educators within schools about local growth sector companies and the careers available to young people within those sectors.
Funded by the Edge Foundation, the project focused on the visitor economy, warehousing and logistics, creative media and advanced manufacturing sectors.
The project, which was delivered by St Helens Chamber and Wirral Chamber to schools in St Helens, Widnes, Runcorn and the Wirral came to an end in March, but has been well received by all involved.
Several half-day visits took place to local growth sector companies including Pilkington Glass Float Line, Sainsbury’s Distribution Centre, The Citadel and The World of Glass, to name a few.
The most recent visit to Zut Media in February gave Teachers, Careers Advisers and Head Teachers the opportunity to find out more about working in a fast paced advertising and video production company.
Teachers met a number of young members of staff who explained how they had got into the advertising world, whether through university or an apprenticeship, and the range of skills they had developed.
Zut Media currently produce video advertisements for some well-known organisations including Liverpool Football Club, Everton Football Club, Betfred, The Jockey Club and Adidas, and were able to share their knowledge of scripting, photographing, animating and editing productions.
Teachers met with o a numberf young members of staff who explained how they had got into the advertising world, whether through university or an Apprenticeship, and the range of skills they had developed.
Mangers also described the personal attributes they required from young people like communication skills, interest in their work, ability to work hard and as a team which were just as important if not more so, than academic qualifications.
All those in attendance found the event highly informative, with one attendee commenting: “I now understand the vast range of skills needed for the various career paths”
Staff at Zut Media commented: “Everyone at Zut really enjoyed having the teachers in, describing to them how our business works.
“We pride ourselves in providing an environment that allows young people to learn and thrive. Hopefully, everyone found their time with us very productive”.