A Roman Apprentice

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    Roman, the UK’s leading shower manufacturer and designer has been helping young people who are currently not in employment, education or training to gain work experience through work placements at their factory.Roman gave two young girls, Rachel and Stephanie a week long work placement, organised by a ground breaking work-readiness initiative run by Connexions and Esh Group.

    Roman offered the girls placements within departments of their choice to give them a head start on their chosen career path. Both the girls were keen to get involved in the work placement and were excited about the opportunity.

    Rachel chose to work in the Marketing Department, whilst Stephanie opted for the Finance Department. Both were given work to carry out over the week long placement, to give them a taste of what they would do if they were to continue along that particular career path.

    John Wright, Operations Director at Roman organised the work placement. He commented: “We have been trying to encourage local young people to get involved with the business and gain an understanding of the opportunities a business like ours can offer. We were asked by County Durham Economic Partnership if we were interested in a training project devised by The Esh Group, Connexions and The Learning Skills Council. This seemed to be the perfect fit for what we were trying to accomplish. The girls have been really helpful throughout their time spent in marketing and finance. They are both hard working and eager to learn, so it’s great to be able to give them the opportunity to gain some hands-on experience that they can now add to their CV. It also gives them a real insight into the different aspects of the jobs they are interested in so they can see if it is the right fit for them.”

    Daniel Fountain / 10.03.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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