13 Jan Burrows Search For A Star Dealership Open Evenings
Burrows opened their doors at their 4 Toyota sites in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley to welcome students who showed an interest in the companies apprentice programme. 91 students with their parents/guardians attended 1 of the evening events.
The students were given a tour of various career sectors within the business including a presentation on digital sales and marketing and an interactive presentation by Toyota UK Academy. There then followed a Career Speed Networking event whereby the students were able to ask questions to Burrows employees including ex-apprentices, who discussed their experiences and career paths.
The purpose of these events was to provide students with a greater understanding of the apprenticeships on offer, what would be expected of them and what it would be like to work for Burrows and in the automotive industry. For parents/guardians, it allowed them to speak to the management team and gain a greater understanding of the programme.
Robin Giles, Director HR and Corporate Operations, Toyota (GB) PLC attended the event in Sheffield and commented (after the event) “The reach out programme is fantastic and I have been telling many people about it since my return to Head Office. In fact, we had a board meeting on Thursday and I gave the Burrows team high praise for initiating and running such a programme. The other TGB Directors are very impressed and delighted to hear about such an inspiring, fresh and innovative approach to recruitment.”
A student who attended the Rotherham event, “The event was very helpful as I now know what I fully want to do. The evening also helped me discover more information on being a good employee.”
A parent from Dinnington School, “It was a delight to attend such an informative evening, especially for parents of children who are not fully aware of what it is they want to do. The confident presentation and involvement of previous apprentices was a valuable aspect. My son was delighted with the tour and this evening has given him encouragement to further his enthusiasm to building a future in a mechanics apprenticeship. Thank you.”
A Careers Manager from Balby Carr, “This is a brilliant initiative to support local young people. So often young people are unable to portray themselves in a. positive way via email / paper applications. This encourages communication skills and the personal development of individuals. I hope this model is shared with other businesses and used more often.”