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Osborne wins 2019 Employer Excellence Award for inspiring the next generation

Osborne Property Services have been awarded the 2019 Employer Excellence Award from West Herts College, after working in partnership to deliver a number of work experience placements in the last twelve months.

The aim of the Work Experience Placement Programme is to support young people and help them to decide their career paths after they leave full time education, whilst teaching them new skills and building their confidence.

We have held successful placements for a number of students from the College, and for each of these, created, a bespoke programme, allowing each student to shadow a number of our team members across various departments tailored to best suit their spend career aspirations Students spent time with the following areas of our business; Community Investment, contact centre, assisting with the helpdesk, warehouse management and surveying. All of these have enabled the students to learn new skills and gain confidence in a workplace environment.

One of the students who took part in the programme, Terri-Lee Stent, said:
“Thank you Osborne for everything you’ve done over the past eight weeks. It’s been really nice getting to know everyone and learn about all of the opportunities available in construction”

Chris Pearson, Director of Corporate Affairs at West Herts College said:  ‘It is vital that local young people are ready for the modern world of work when they leave West Herts College. ‘This is why partnerships with supportive employers like Osborne are so important. The workplace opportunities they offer are key to developing our students’ work readiness. ‘It has the power to inspire the next generation and to boost productivity across our local economy.

Thank you to all of our people for helping out with the work experience placements, and motivating the next generation in whatever they do.

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