This year we are very proud to have organised our biggest ever work experience programme for students at local schools.
By the end of July, we had supported 31 young people on a one or two-week work experience, with students coming from Dronfield Henry Fanshaw, Tupton, Parkside, and Tibshelf Schools.
They were given the opportunity to become involved in everything from plumbing to working on our reception.
We are currently the only organisation in Derbyshire offering this volume of work experience placements - something we are very proud of. In December we will be welcoming students from Eckington School.
Making people a priority is a core value for Rykneld Homes and we believe our work with schools and colleges helps to put something back into local communities and opens new horizon for young people thinking about their future careers and working lives.
The benefits to students of working with Rykneld include:
- Careers education and guidance
- Support for vocational qualifications
- Personal and social development
- Career Planning
- Motivation and achievement.
Freya interviewing customers about Chair Based Exercises in Renishaw
One of our placements, Freya, spent time with our Communications Team. "After having my week of work experience here at Rykneld Homes, I feel that I have benefitted from it in a number of different ways," said Freya.
"I have been able to see what types of skills are used throughout the career path I am interested in pursuing and what sort of things are required within the career of journalism overall.
"During the week I have been able to try out some of these skills such as interviewing, photography, marketing, design work and editing. And I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them.
"This week has made me realise that journalism could be a possible career route I would like to take in the future because I have enjoyed the jobs set me throughout the week."