Students on tour

Aspire, a course for Year 9 students in ORTU Hassenbrook, Essex, has been given a tour of the Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury as part of an educational visit that provides insight into the world of work.
The Aspire Course is a 10-week bespoke programme designed to allow students to reflect on who they are and who they want to be. It shows young people some of the career paths available to them. The project is run by Essex-based charity 24-7 Prayer Stanford and includes interactive visits to workplaces.
The team at Amazon Tilbury invited the young members and their leaders for a behind the scenes look at the fulfilment centre, where the young people had a meet and greet with team members, apprentices and engineers who work with Amazon Robotics technology, before taking part in a tour of the site.
Caroline Smith, from 24-7 Prayer Stanford, added: “The Aspire group and the leaders loved the special tour of the Amazon site. It’s so important to get young people into real workplaces to show them the doors that are open to them. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at Amazon Tilbury for having us and showing us around.”
Amazon Tilbury’s General Manager Prajvin Prakash, said: “It was brilliant to see how enthusiastic they all were to learn about what we do here.”

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