Kettle Produce business mentors help school pupils get Career Ready

Fife firm gives two interns an insight into the real world of work

Kettle Produce has welcomed two new interns into the business this summer as part of a new mentoring programme in partnership with Career Ready, a UK-wide charity linking employers with schools and colleges to open up the world of work to young people.
It has been giving the two Auchmuty High School pupils an insight into the different specialisms within Kettle Produce as part of the two-year programme designed to give school-age interns the opportunity to gain experience in real working environments.

The interns are being given hands-on experience to develop essential life and work skills for when they leave school and enter the world of work.

James McGeechan, Kettle Produce Academy learning & development manager, said: “We launched our mentoring programme with Career Ready in September last year as we felt the company has a lot to offer young people in terms of variety of learning experiences and a platform to develop their own strengths and behaviours.
“The two young students we’ve been working with are both in their 5th year at high school, so are already thinking about ‘what comes next?’ and where their future prospects lie.
“Through the mentoring programme, we have a great opportunity to engage with the next generation and really give them a valuable, and lasting, insight into the wider world of work.”
The pupils benefit from constant access to their mentor in the world of work, who can encourage them, build their confidence, share their experiences and use their knowledge and experience to have a positive impact on the student’s learning.
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