First year STEM students at Longley Park Sixth Form College visited Mondelez International in January – their first workplace visit as part of the Career Ready programme.
Process Engineers at Mondelez gave students an insight into the working environment and an overview of what the company does. Engineer John Wintle told the students about what his role involves and his own career path. He explained what skills and qualifications were needed and what different entry routes are available, including apprenticeships and graduate programmes.
The students were given a presentation and toured the factory, where they observed the production of sweets, including extra strong mints and wine gums, and saw first hand the engineering processes involved.
Julia Philips, Career Ready Regional Manager for East Midlands, said:
“Students at Longley Park got a fantastic insight into life as a process engineer and what kind of career they could have if they are interested in this area.
“For many of these students it was their first opportunity to see a real life workplace and get an idea of what working life is like.
“We are enormously grateful to Mondelez for facilitating this visit.”
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