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Brightwork partners with Career Ready to provide pupils with work experience

Brightwork has partnered with UK-wide charity, Career Ready, to provide three Glasgow secondary school students with experience of the world of recruitment and office work.


Derek May, CEO of Brightwork and a mentor of the three interns, said, “Thomas, Clare and Josh all worked very hard throughout their four weeks with us to garner as much experience as they could and contributed significantly to the running of our office. I look forward to watching the all three of them go on to great things.”


Josh McGuire, a student at Smithycoft Secondary School, enjoyed the atmosphere in the office and took to the administrative tasks well. He commented, “Working in Brightwork, answering phones and working reception, really helped boost my confidence.”


Hillpark Secondary School student, Clare Smith, who has ambitions of becoming a nurse, shared, “Brightwork has helped me develop skills I never thought I has and that’s all thanks to the people throughout the office.”


Thomas Park, who attends Cleveden Secondary School said he took pride in the feeling of having genuine responsibility and helping recruit candidates. Park also impressed the Brightwork team enough to be invited to stay on for a further two weeks.


Career Ready’s regional manager, Janine McFarland, stated, “Brightwork’s efforts to make more young people ready for the world of work is already showing dividends, and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”


In addition to May, the three interns were mentored by Brightwork’s office and business support consultant, Emma Clift and key account manager, David McKay. Their input allowed the interns to gain a breadth and depth of experience across multiple roles within the company.


Pictured: The three pupils who completed work experience

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