At Pelican, we are committed to supporting our local community and helping the younger generation of aspiring working adults get started on their career journey. Each year, we support our local schools by sending volunteers to provide career advice, help students prepare for interviews, conduct mock interviews and help with CV preparation. The feedback we receive from these events is that the students feel more confident about leaving school and entering the workplace. We partner with a local college to provide apprenticeship and professional qualification opportunities for our people too.
We also look for opportunities that we can offer young people to join us during a work experience placement, in collaboration with local schools. Over the last few years we have offered numerous work experience placements including opportunities in our People and Marketing teams. One parent whose daughter attended a work experience placement with us got in touch to share his thoughts:
"She absolutely loved her work placement at Pelican and as her father, I couldn’t have asked for her first experience of 'life after school' to be any better. I’ll be eternally grateful for the time, effort and enthusiasm that you put in to ensuring that she had both an enjoyable and educational time with you – thank you again."