Flooring firm aids students with their CVs

Students at New Life Contracts, with James Cruddas.
Students at New Life Contracts, with James Cruddas.

A north east flooring and carpet specialist has laid down a valuable lesson for students piloting a unique work experience programme.

The Future 4 scheme has been developed by Bedlington charity Leading Link, whose aim is to provide real life opportunities to maximise the potential of young people via business and enterprise.

Students from St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy in Bedlington, visit and experience real work situations and once all five workplaces in the scheme have been visited, the students identify the type of work they want to look into further and then go back to their choice of employer to carry out a short work experience project.

The latest visit saw the students visit Newlife Contracts in Washington where they were given a talk about the business, saw how carpets are stored in the warehouse, learned how to calculate a square metre and saw how sales had benefited from its online presence.

Lyn Horton from Leading Link, said: “We all know that jobs are at a premium and that students have to show that they are the very best in order to succeed. This pilot scheme gives students important tangible experiences that they can put onto their CVs giving them a head start over others.”