At NRL, we value the communities we work in, which is why we feel it is our social and corporate responsibility to give back to them. We encourage all of our staff to be open and show their passion and dedication for any causes they care about. Our CEO Andrew Redmayne recently pledged his support and commitment to the World of Work event by funding £3,000 towards it, in collaboration with the High Sheriff of Cumbria, Brathay and other regional SMEs.
The World of Work event was particularly aimed at young people in Cumbria who may struggle in a formal learning environment and are particularly uncertain about their future career choices. Various businesses from the region hosted workshops and activities focussed on introducing students to some of the types of jobs and roles they may be interested in. These activities helped teach the students some of the core skills and competencies which are relevant in a business environment. The objective was to help the individuals feel a sense of motivation and personal achievement.
When told about Andrew’s commitment to the project, other members of staff felt compelled to join in. Branch Manager Rebecca Graves and other staff from NRL’s Egremont branch attended the event and held mock interview sessions for the young people who visited which taught them skills and advice to follow when in an interview situation.
Rebecca Graves, NRL Branch Manager, commented:
“We are extremely proud to have participated in the World of Work event and would like to thank everyone who joined us. We are grateful for the opportunity to help inspire young members from the local community and hope that the new skills they have learned will be of assistance in the future. We were thrilled by the dedication these young people showed. It was inspiring to see businesses from all across Cumbria come together to help this exciting project succeed. ”