Friday 7th October, Josh Dudley-Toole our Business Development Manager supported Leasowes School in Halesowen for their Year 7’s Career day.

The day was being run by Enterprise Advisor, Neil Lloyd of FBC Manby Bowdler. Neil invited FDL along to support the morning because of the commitment FDL has shown in the past to the next generation. Through the morning we entertained tables of 10 to 12 students who where tasked with guessing our careers in total over 170 students made contact with 12 local businesses. Apparently Josh looks like he belongs in the movies!!!

Stats show if a pupil has more than 4 points of contact with businesses and opportunities the individual is more likely to enter into higher education, training or become employed after 16.

The pupils and schools need support from more sectors and businesses. With this in mind we invite all EA’s and schools to include FDL in the programs they are running and to get in contact with Josh today. We can only stress to fellow businesses to get involved and show their support to the next generation. To many businesses highlight the skill gap and show no support in closing it. Lets change our mentality and start to work on a brighter future.

Credit to those involved: FBC Manby Bowdler, Frank Dudley Ltd, CSCM Ltd, In-Comm Training, Business In The Community, Dudley Educational Partnership, Lawrence Cleaning, DHL, Kuka Robotics, Sandvik, Investec and OMG OnLine.