It’s National Careers Week!

March 2024

At Findel we’re passionate about supporting young people develop awareness and excitement about their future, which is why we have ensured that the Findel Foundation is perfectly aligned to the Gatsby Benchmarks for career guidance.

Last week we supported two high schools, seamlessly integrating activities in line with Gatsby Benchmark 5 and Benchmark 6:

Encounters with employers & employees

Experiences of workplaces

Hosting workplace safaris is what we love to do! We invited a group of 15 students from Great Academy Ashton into our HQ in Hyde to hear all about careers and pathways in Buying, Merchandising, Brand Marketing and HR. They also heard from one of our apprentices to get a feel for what it’s like to work and learn on the job.

And we didn’t stop there… On Wednesday a team of 11 Findel colleagues delivered the first ‘Findel Takeover’ event at Longdendale High School to the entire Year 9 cohort! Around 180 students eagerly embraced challenges throughout the day to deepen their understanding and present their learnings – a fantastic testament to their future potential!

In a recent report published by the Careers and Enterprise Company they found:

• Young people’s career readiness improves as they progress through school, rising from 46% when they start secondary school in Year 7, to 77% in Year 13.

• 86% of businesses say their work with schools leads to more young people wanting jobs in their sector.

Gemma Lowe, Assistant Head (Teaching & Learning) had this to say following the Findel Takeover day:

“Thanks so much for bringing the visitors into to school to work with the students. We really appreciate it! It definitely made them consider the wide range of careers on offer and different routes into work. I have never had so many amazing visitors come to school on a day!”

At Findel, we believe in shaping the future by supporting our younger generations. Let’s inspire and make a significant impact on these little lives!

Findel achieves new milestone in sustainable logistics with DPD UK

Findel achieves new milestone in sustainable logistics with DPD UK

At Findel, we are excited to share a significant milestone in our sustainability journey. Through our valued logistics partner, DPD UK, we achieved an impressive 33,702 deliveries in June using electric-only vehicles, marking our highest monthly total ever! This remarkable effort resulted in a reduction of over 9.3 tonnes of CO2 emissions (9.302 MtCO2e) in just one month.

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