Students from King’s Lynn Academy sampled a taste of life in the workplace during a visit to Adrian Flux Insurance based at East Winch Hall.
The visit to the company last week was part of their Recognise and Reward Programme which rewards students for showing enterprise skills at the academy.
During the visit the students, from Years 8, 10 and 11, experienced both the social side of the company in the recreational facilities, as well as seeing the operation from the call centre to the grounds staff at work.
Students also met with managers and in the afternoon worked with them to create presentations about transferable employability skills. Students left with the message that the most important thing is to be prepared to work hard in order to be successful.
Jen Gosnall, Adrian Flux project manager said: “As a large local business we are pleased to welcome students who are interested in how we work and to help them understand the skills that are vital to succeeding in the workplace. The students from King’s Lynn Academy were a delight, showing enthusiasm to learn about every side of the business and asking us relevant and interesting questions, finishing with a presentation about what they had learnt. They are a credit to their school.”
Laura McNeil, enterprise coordinator at King’s Lynn Academy said: “It is very important to give students the opportunity to engage directly with local employers, in order to develop the employability skills they need to be successful in the future.”