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Tarmac launches partnership with SkillForce

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Tarmac and SkillForce have launched a first-of-its-kind educational programme to help students prepare for the world of work. This move makes Tarmac the first company to partner with the national educational charity.

The bespoke, one year programme has been jointly designed and will support students from Rawlins Academy in Leicestershire. The academy is located ten minutes from Tarmac’s Mountsorrel quarry and the programme aims to develop the key skills, confidence, and capabilities needed to enter professional employment.

Elements such as CV writing, presentation skills, learning business processes, and leadership skills will be part of the programme. The company has noted that it has been inspired by the Prince William Award, a leading scheme in the UK that helps children to improve behaviour, engagement with school, social skills, and attainment.

“This new programme will help to prepare pupils for the workplace by mentoring them in key skills and behaviours, giving them a great head start as they take their first steps into the professional world of work,” said Martin Riley, Senior Vice President of Tarmac. “We are really proud to be the first business to partner with SkillForce on the prestigious new scheme at Rawlins Academy, which will support students to build on their Prince William Award and hopefully inspire some to take up an exciting career in the construction industry.”

“SkillForce is very excited to be working with Tarmac to deliver a programme that will provide so many benefits to young people,” said Ben Slade, CEO of SkillForce. “They face more pressure today than ever before and we must support them to develop the vital skills and character traits needed to be able to tackle the challenges of life and work, as well as embrace opportunities.”

Tarmac also works in partnership with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which enables young people to better their life prospects. The company has stated that both partnerships are key components of its broad ranging efforts to support young people in diverse career paths.

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