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15th June 2018 - Interview Day at the Barcode Warehouse

 

After visiting the children of Chuter Ede at their school in Balderton and explaining a range of jobs The Barcode Warehouse could offer, we decided to advertise the 5 different job roles below that they could apply for:

 

  • Receptionist
  • Web Developer
  • Customer Service
  • Technical Support Advisor
  • Direct Sales Advisor

 

The HR team at Barcode were very busy after accepting 60 CV's but also very impressed by these so well done to all the children.

 

The CV's were shortlisted and those children were then invited to join us for an interview at our premises on Brunel Drive on 15th June 2018.

 

Interview Day 2018

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BE Design Project May 2018

Future Careers Event 27 & 28 Feb 2018

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Future Careers February 2018

 

Tuesday 27th February 2018 and Wednesday 28th February 2018 sees the second Future Careers Event for local school children.

The event is being hosted by the Newark Academy and features local businesses and colleges who are working with both primary and secondary schools.

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Saint-Gobain Formula was founded in 1997 and was formerly known as British Gypsum and BPB Formula. Saint-Gobain Formula specialises in supplying high performance industrial gypsum and plaster worldwide. This year, Saint-Gobain Formula celebrated its 20th anniversary; a big milestone for the business. During the last 20 years, Saint-Gobain Formula has gone from strength-to-strength as they have been able to offer their customers with innovative products, top-level customer service and having the opportunity to expand into various marketplaces across the globe.  Some of the products produced at the local Newark plant includes; servicing the food industry, ceramics, construction materials, dental and personal care and fibrous and decorative materials.

The plant based on Bowbridge Lane employs just over 100 people in many different functions including finance, operations, engineering, technical, marketing.

For more information, please visit our website: www.saint-gobainformula.com

7th June 2017 - Interview Day at The Barcode Warehouse

7th June 2017 - Interview Day at The Barcode Warehouse 1 Picture taken by The Newark Advertiser

After visiting the children of Chuter Ede at their school and explaining a range of jobs The Barcode Warehouse could offer, we decided to advertise the 5 different job roles below that they could apply for:

 

  • Receptionist
  • Digital Content Executive
  • Customer Service Advisor
  • Technical Support Advisor
  • Direct Sales Advisor

 

The HR team at Barcode were very busy after accepting 90 CV's but also very impressed by these so well done to all the children.

 

The CV's were shortlisted and those children were then invited to join us for an interview at our premises on Brunel Drive on 7th June 2017.

We had a lovely afternoon getting to know the children and put together a barcode scanning activity for them to take part in. We hope they enjoyed their time with us and the experience of seeing our workplace environment. The Barcode Warehouse would just like to say, thank you to the staff of Chuter Ede for all their support and well done to all the children who were interviewed and of course those who got selected to be our new employees. They did an excellent job for their first task in their new roles by helping us on our stand on the careers day on 9th June. 

 

Thank you to the Newark Advertiser for coming along to capture pictures of the event and for the lovely article they printed in their newspaper.

Careers Event 2017

 

On Friday 9th June 2017 the Newark Academy hosted the first ever Careers Event aimed at both primary and secondary schools.

 

The event involved representatives from the following businesses:

Barcode Warehouse

Property Booth

Evolve

BE Design

Saint Gobain

Primary Site

Active 4 Today

Know How / Dixons Carphone

Newark College

NGI &

Newark Academy

 

The following primary schools attended in the morning - Chuter Ede, St Peter's Cross Keys, The Mount, Barnby Road and Manners Sutton, with the Newark Academy pupils attending in the afternoon.

 

We would like to thank all businesses for attending and making it a fantastic event!

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Based in Newark, BE Design is a vibrant and enthusiastic multi-disciplinary design consultancy. We provide high quality, Architectural, Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering design services to commercial clients across the UK and Europe.

BE Design’s award winning team is proud to be a member of 'Together for Newark' and we are all looking forward to playing a part in the development of a stronger, more vibrant community through this group.

For further details of our company, our team and the prestigious projects we are involved in, please visit our website - www.bedesign.co.uk

The Mount CAD Project.

BE Design, the Architecture, Civil and Structural Engineering design consultancy based at Fernwood, were pleased to be partnered with the Mount School in the centre of Newark.

Carole & Tom from BE Design went into the school and introduced the year 5/6 children to what BE Design does and the roles of Architects and Engineers within society. Engaging with them created lively discussion and raised awareness across the class. As the children and the designers got to know each other, we quickly realised that apart from every child’s interest in technology, all children have an amazing creative side and LOVE a challenge.

Coincidentally, the National Curriculum promotes the use of design and technology to solve practical and creative problems, so working with the teachers we decided to make the most of this and introduce the children to the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and set them a design challenge.

The pupils were split into pairs and given a brief to design a leisure facility, no larger than their school field (c.100x100m), that had separate 2 storey support building. The children were encouraged to be as imaginative as they liked and to draw it out on paper before starting to create it using SketchUp design software. They could let their imagination run wild, fitting it out with the leisure options of their choice. These included pools, gyms, restaurants, spas, climbing walls and far far more.

As well as being on hand to provide advice at the launch of the project, BE Design visited during the design challenge period. The Children also had a dedicated email address to be able to connect BE Design’s team, who could provide design and technical advice to both the pupils and the teachers.

BE Design received some amazing designs and will present the school with a bound book of their creations to mark their endeavours. The winner will be chosen by the team at BE Design’s office, and presented with a 3D printed model of their design.

 

Mr Terry – Teacher

This has been a fantastic learning opportunity for the children in our Year 5/6 Unit. The combination of everyday computer skills such as locating files, navigating a system and saving documents to a specific folder along with the bespoke skills needed for the SketchUp programme we used have benefitted them greatly in their computing development.

This project has also been a great opportunity to build resilience in the children as not everything was plain sailing. SketchUp proved a difficult programme to understand meaning the children struggled to translate their fantastic and elaborate designs in the way they had intended. This said, it meant they were challenged to solve these problems themselves and find ways to make their designs appear on screen. As a result of this, the children became increasingly familiar with the programme and their confidence grew as the weeks went by.

Overall, the children have thoroughly enjoyed this challenge and frequently asked whether it was time for BE Design during the school week. Some children even used their own time at lunch or playtime to get out a laptop and carry on with their work. It’s been an interesting and practical experience that with future development would be a useful addition to the primary computing curriculum.

 

We have all enjoyed this so much we have already arranged to do it all over again in the Autumn of 2018.

 

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The Property Booth is an independent specialist residential lettings agent based in Balderton and serving Newark and the surrounding area.  We are passionate about working with ethical landlords to provide great homes for our tenants and working with local tradespeople to ensure all properties in our care are well maintained.  We are excited about our involvement with Together For Newark, it provides us a fabulous opportunity to be part of a project to raise aspirations in our children and encourage a sense of pride in our town and local area.

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UK Waste Solutions Ltd (UKWSL)

UK Waste Solutions Ltd (UKWSL) are a waste management brokerage that was founded in 2003.

Our approach is to offer all our customers excellence in customer service through innovative solutions to waste management, we deliver this through our national network of stringently vetted partners.

An employee base of 76, UKWSL operate from our Head Offices in Newark and in July this year expanded into a second building to accommodate our current employees and allow for additional growth as part of our mid to long term strategy.

We are proud to be a member of ‘Together for Newark’ and look forward to developing the future workforce of Newark and supporting creating a sense of pride and achievement in the local area.

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