Burrows Motor Company reaches out to Y11 students across South Yorkshire

Gaia Innovation, on behalf of Burrows Motor Company, has spent the past months visiting secondary schools across the county, speaking with Y11 students about progression options, making an informed decision post-Y11, and investigating their best option. We provided detailed information on apprenticeship programmes and introduced the Burrows Search For A Star Apprenticeship Recruitment Programme. At many of the school visits, two Burrows team members also spoke to the students about their career path in the industry.

We spoke to more than 1,000 students, and facilitated positive interactions between students and business professionals.

We visited the following schools:

Rotherham:   Maltby Academy, Wickersley High School and Rawmarsh Community School

Sheffield:   UTC Sheffield and Forge Valley School

Barnsley:   Netherwood Academy, Holy Trinity and The Dearne ALC

Doncaster:   Trinity Academy, Balby Carr, Sir Thomas Wharton Academy, YMCA Training and           Rossington All Saints

Sir Thomas Wharton Academy Deputy Head Teacher commented: “I was really impressed with the presentation.  It is clear that the company sees the apprenticeship route as an opportunity to invest in the next generation of automotive experts in every field.  I’m glad our students responded by recording their interest with you and I hope they act on it.  As I said at the time, even to participate and be unsuccessful in the long run would still be an excellent experience for them.”

Dean Cooper, Operations Director at Burrows concludes: “We are a South Yorkshire based family business that believes in supporting our community. This is underpinned by our strong family values and continuing commitment to develop our people into successful stars for the future. By helping school leavers into the Search for a Star apprenticeship programme, we can continue to build the Burrows team with new stars from our community.”

To find out more about the programme, please email [email protected]