Plus Dane Group signs up staff as STEM Ambassadors
Plus Dane Group works as a neighbourhood investor (Ni) & has more than 18,000 homes in ownership and management across Merseyside and Cheshire, employing over 800 people. In a further commitment to the local community, the company has signed up several of their staff as STEM ambassadors, helping to enrich the lives and future prospects of students in Ellesmere Port and Neston.
Plus Dane staff from a number of departments across the organisation’s Civic Way office and Rossfield Road depot are volunteering their time to share their knowledge and give inspirational advice to young people considering their future.These include employees in construction and maintenance, business development, IT, and support services for local residents. The Plus Dane ambassadors are offering to visit local schools, and will also support local events, as well as providing opportunities for job shadowing and work placements.
Staff say they are keen to share their experiences and encourage young people to explore options including higher education, apprenticeships and workplace learning, as well as showing young women how they can forge careers in traditionally male-dominated industries like construction.
Plus Dane director Hayley Hulme said: “We are delighted to be able to support the STEM programme. Ellesmere Port is traditionally a centre of industry and continues to attract significant investment in jobs and business; with the right skills and qualifications local young people have the opportunity to develop excellent careers and to contribute to supporting a vibrant local economy for the town long into the future.”
Michelle Dow, Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to be working with Plus Dane Group who are supporting the STEM Ambassador scheme. It is vital that we provide our young people with real, positive role models to inspire the next generation to choose STEM subjects.”
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