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Spring Term Highlights

Wales – here we come!

Over 200 students from 7 different schools have been through the selection process for the GoTeach programme with The Outward Bound Trust. The Selection Day is designed to give students a flavour of what to expect on the week-long outdoor education residential taking place in May with The Outward Bound Trust. It’s also an opportunity for the DHL colleagues, all of whom are mentoring the students, to select students who best fit the programme; ensuring they put forward students who would really benefit from the programme. Students take part in building teams, learning to communicate with each other, presenting, learning about DHL and a range of other activities – all of which are designed to expand their skills, comfort zones, confidence and resilience.  

A huge thank you to all the colleagues who have supported so far in this journey, good luck to those who are attending the residential, we’ll see in sunny Wales!

If you are interested in taking part in this programme, click here or email GoTeachUK@dhl.com

Supply Chain grads support Careers Speed Networking event

Samuel and Mateusz on the DHL Apprenticeship programme supported students from the Kingswood Primary Academy in Corby at their Career Speed Networking event.

They ‘speedily’ talked the students through their role, why they chose the DHL Apprenticeship, different job roles within DHL and the opportunities for them when they are older.

Thank you to Sam and Mat for supporting this event.

Students visit two DHL sites in a day

Students from Elliott Hudson College in Leeds had a very informative day visiting two DHL Supply Chain sites to experience the world of work. The students spent the morning in Castleford at the Argos site and had the opportunity to visit an NHS Supply Chain site in the afternoon. The students met a range of colleauges, learnt about DHL, careers in logistics and took part in a Logistics workshop. The student left the day inspired and excited about the world of work, with over 50% of the students interested in a career in logistics.  Thanks to Natalie Pegden, Stephanie Archer, and Jason Lavery for creating such an engaging experience for the students.

Young people complete their Chartered Management Institute Level 3 in Leadership and Management

Recently 35 young people from City Year successfully completed their Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 3 Qualification Award in First Line Management; a three day course fully funded by the DHL UK Foundation that took place across London, Birmingham and Manchester.

DHL colleagues Zeeshan Rehman and Dan Jones joined the sessions and delivered a careers talk to the young people – sharing career advice; their different perspective on management and leadership, and an insight in to their career journeys.

Mock Interview Day in Birmingham

17 DHL colleagues supported a Mock Interview Day with Year 10 students at Hodge Hill College in Birmingham. Prior to the day, students had been working on creating their first draft CV; a personal statement, and preparing themselves for the Mock Interview Day. The day was designed for them to be out of school uniform and dressed in professional attire to meet with a number local businesses including DHL. The students had the chance to practice their interview skills and also receive feedback on their CV and personal statement.

A huge thank you to Helen Sexon, Sharon Walsh, Darren Styles, Paul Tompkinson, Paul Titmus, Craig Williams, Alastair Hunt, Ian Pinfold, Keric Benwell, Laura Foote and Amy Ward. And a further thank you to the Foundation’s GoTeach UK Ambassadors who joined the session in the afternoon – Dean Wyatt, Ros Hunt, Paul Manley, Andy Cooke, Samantha Goodland and Amanda Barnes.

Helping to keep children safe in Stafford

TACS demonstrators Gordon Beasley, Paul Milgate-Scarrott, Tim Roebuck and Lee Harper from Argos Habitat Acton Gate took part in the Safe+Sound event at Stafford Fire Station, which aims to improve health, safety and wellbeing in the local community.

Over 1,000 parents and children attended the event, which included a special visit from the Mayor of Stafford, and the DHL team delivered TACS demonstrations alongside other Safe+Sound partners such as the NHS, Red Cross and Staffordshire Police. Paul said: “Everyone was impressed with the TACS demonstration, the Mayor and his wife in particular were extremely shocked at the blind spots and were really interested to find out more. It was a great, informative day

If you are interested in becoming a TACS demonstrator, find out more or email talking.tacs@dhl.com. Remember, you don’t need to be a truck driver to train to be a TACS demonstrator!