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Career Advice For Youngsters From Whitby Potash Mine

Career Advice For Youngsters From Whitby Potash Mine

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 11:24am 31st August 2017.

Sirius Minerals, the company behind the Whitby Potash Mine, has launched a programme aimed at careers for young people.

A series of learning resources have been created to support careers advice in schools and to boost the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum. 

The programme is open to schools across the area and teaching staff will have the opportunity to 'cherry-pick' themes based on topics students are studying in the syllabus. 

Teachers can work with the Sirius Minerals outreach team to develop programmes aimed at young people, including career talks and STEM-related activities.

Matt Parsons is the external affairs general manager for Sirius, he said:

“The Company’s workforce will grow significantly in the coming months and years. As many of these roles will require a good background in STEM subjects, and there is a national shortage of young people with these specialisms, it is our priority to generate an awareness of the rewarding careers related to these subjects that we can offer, and help boost the skills and aspirations of young people in the area.”

Heather King is Sirius' community liaison officer, she added:

“Ensuring that local people benefit from this project is hugely important to the company, not least through the provision of good quality jobs.

Helping local young people to become aware of their options in world of work and supporting them to achieve their potential from an early age is an investment in the workforce of the future, and an important positive contribution to the local community.” 




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