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Highlights of October

The first in our monthly highlights showcases just some of the activities the DHL UK Foundation team have been delivering with DHL colleagues and our GoTeach charity partners across the UK.

 DHL Classroom talk with Street League in London

Tony Amos, DHL Express Service Centre Manager for Lewisham delivered a talk about DHL, his career journey and an introduction to working for DHL.

“It is great to be able to provide the Street League participants with an overview of the opportunities that are available and inspire them with the world of work.” Tony Amos, DHL Express

All of the young people are taking part in an employability and work experience programme with Street League.

Visiting the Cumbernauld Academy in Glasgow

The DHL UK Foundation team met with Graeme Sheridan, Principal Teacher at Cumbernauld Academy in Glasgow to discuss the opportunity to fund 48 of their S3 students (aged 15/16) on The Outward Bound Trust programme.

We also meet with James Shields and Frank Turnbull, two DHL colleagues who have applied to be part of the Outward Bound programme. It was great to get together and we have high hopes for the launch of this new activity in Scotland.

Meet the Artist at the South Bank Centre in London

Together with Teach First and Deutsche Post DHL, the DHL UK Foundation brought together 18 students from St Gabriel’s College for a Meet the Artist event at London’s South Bank Centre.

“Meeting this world-class orchestra is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our students. They’ve come away inspired and full of enthusiasm for music they’ve previously had little exposure to. Speaking to the artists has encouraged them to think about music as a career as well as a 

hobby.” Mr Leaver, Director of Music, St Gabriel’s College 

 Outward Bound Assembly at Houghton Regis Academy

Zena Canavan from DHL Global Forwarding and Lee Butterworth from DHL Supply Chain visited the Houghton Regis Academy in Dunstable. They presented to sixty Year 10 students and invited students to apply to be a part of the exciting GoTeach UK with The Outward Bound opportunity.

Houghton Regis Academy one of the 18 Greenwood Academies Trust School that DHL UK Foundation work with across the UK.

Employability Skills Workshop at Wrenn Academy

Jim Scott and the DHL Homebase team in Wellingborough delivered an employability skills workshop local School partner, Wrenn Academy. Year 10 students at Wrenn Academy had the opportunity to learn and develop transferable employability skills through a series of interactive activities. They developed communication skills, discussed the qualities of a good leader and completed a problem solving activity. 


Classroom Career talk at Nottingham Academy

Jean Claude Raes from DHL Global Forwarding recently delivered an inspiring classroom career talk to 60 Year 10 students at Nottingham Academy. The session included a showcase of successful projects delivered by DHL Global Forwarding in Africa, including lots of pictures to bring the project to life. Students then took part in a short project planning exercise and wrapped up with a Q&A with Georgi, a DHL apprentice at DGF also attended and shared his career journey with the students.

Spreading the Happiness

The DHL UK Foundation team supported a DHL UK initiative in a bid to help tackle holiday hunger. Over 220 DHL colleagues collected food for a new DHL community project in partnership with the Spreading the Happiness, a charity which support families living below the poverty line, through the provision of ‘Happiness Hampers’.

The Foundation team and colleagues from DHL sites donated almost 5,000 items for essential food hampers that were delivered to four UK schools. Over 163 pupils and their families were supported this October half term.

“We are hugely grateful for the help and generosity of everyone involved at DHL. These hampers will make a huge difference to the lives of families across the autumn break.”

Shonette Bason-Wood, Spreading the Happiness