Supply Chain in Schools

Wm Morrisons Supermarkets PLC has launched an initiative called Supply Chain in Schools where Morrisons ‘Supply Chain’ colleagues are able to go into schools and explain their various jobs roles, what they do on a day-to-day role and what skills they need to complete their job.

Morrisons is a Bradford based company, with a rich heritage starting with its first stall in 1899 in Bradford Market by William Morrison. Each year we support local charities, initiatives and groups – and this year we are expanding and want to start supporting our local schools. We have a great group of individuals who are able to share their experience from school, to university/graduate schemes to the workplace and inspire the next generation to start thinking about the variety of roles waiting for them after their time in school. We also have a group of Industrial Placement colleagues who are with us just for the year as they take a year out from university to put what they have learnt into practice and gain some more experience.

What can we offer?

A group of colleagues would come into the school and have prepared a 2 hour interactive session to take students in Year 10, 11 or 12 through what does it mean to work in Supply Chain, what are the variety of roles available, what are peoples backgrounds and how did they come to work in this field, what skills do they use, amongst nuggets of information.

We have 3 interactive games that hammer home the idea that no matter what degree or apprenticeship you do, there are certain transferable skills that are picked up through school, further and higher education that you can use. These games have been used in our previous session and we have had very good feedback from them.

How will this benefit you and your students?

To hear from individuals in the role,  who have had different experiences getting into Supply Chain, would give your students an idea of their future prospects and potential job roles. Career advice and hearing from people in the role would give a good idea to students of what to look for and what to consider when applying to University courses, apprenticeships and looking for jobs. We have designed the session to take into account the students different abilities.

The Morrisons Supply Chain Session is endorsed by Bradford Pathways, a model that will be embedded in the education, skills and employment infrastructure in Bradford District and is intended to more effectively prepare individuals for the changing business and economic needs. It will support young people and adults into a wide range of higher-waged, higher-skilled and higher demand careers, in sectors that are important in Bradford and the surrounding economies.

We are looking to offer 2 free sessions next term, from the 2nd/3rd week in January up until the Easter break.

If you would like to book a session, then they will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

To book a session or for further information please contact Harsimrat Kaur on harsimrat.kaur@morrisonsplc.co.uk  or 0845 611 6002


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Published: 13/11/2015
Audience: Teachers of Years 10, 11 and 12
Contact: Harsimrat Kaur

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