Packaging Careers Insight for The Ashley School

We recently welcomed eight pupils and four teachers from The Ashley School Academy Trust to our offices and corrugated packaging factory in Lowestoft to help give an overview of the variety of career options available in this industry.

Focussing mainly on the manufacturing side, the visit was led by our Operations Manager David Medler. David took the students and the teachers in two separate groups around our factory and answered a variety of well thought out questions from the pupils in aid to help the students understand a little more about the world of work.

Whilst one group were being taken on the tour, the others attended a talk by Suzy Harrold (our Marketing Executive) discussing the different styles of packaging we are able to manufacture such as lithographic printed packaging, flexographic printed packaging and many more.

They were then each given a pyramid style box (cut on our CAD table and designed by our in-house designers) to put together – much harder than it sounds. The students had great fun making the boxes up and working with one another.

Jamie McCallum from The Ashley School sent us a lovely thank you card which reads: “Just a note to express my thanks for hosting the recent visit by The Ashley School. It is very heart-warming to see that there are local businesses which are prepared to help our disadvantaged pupils. Our pupils enjoyed the visit and have gained an overview of what it is like in the world of work. Thanks once again!”

This was the second visit we have had from The Ashley School Academy Trust in recent years and we look forward to being able to support the academy and their pupils again in the future.

In addition to the visit we have recently donated £250 to The Ashley School to help towards the build of a multi-sensory room.
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