Bell Group recently helped students transform a derelict wing at the rear of the school into the newly launched Bell Decorating Hubb: a buzzy learning area where, students can feel inspired to learn and challenge themselves to develop new skills.
The Hubb gives learners an insight into the industry at an early stage, allowing them to make an informed decision about their future career plans, and has got off to a great start many participants helping in the renovation showing a real interest and desire to pursue a career in painting and decorating!
Hubb workshops are designed to be interactive with practical and engaging activities and includes involvement from Bell supply chain and other local contractors. Learners work towards completing a Task Book and receive a Certificate of Completion which can be included within applications for Apprenticeships or College courses as a demonstration of prior learning.
One of Bell’s key business objectives is to provide opportunities for all. As an inclusive and socially ethical employer they embrace a responsibility to drive progress within the industry and continue to develop new concepts that promote the industry as a viable employment route for everyone.
This is a fantastic opportunity to work closely with the school to open up opportunities to learners. As a business we feel a strong responsibility to drive progress within the industry and continue to develop new concepts that promote construction as a viable employment route for everyone.Craig Bell, Bell Group Chief Executive
The Hubb will continue to be generously supported by Crown Paints who not only donated paint and materials for the workshop makeover but will also be providing valuable workshops to the learners throughout each year.
The Link School is delighted to be working with Bell Group as our local enterprise partner and both the staff and learners are looking forward to developing new skills and experiences as the Hubb develops. This is an innovative and exciting opportunity for our young people to learn practical skills with the support of experienced professionals and will give them a positive route into a possible future career in the industry
Mrs G Nesbitt – Associate Senior Leader / Careers Lead, The Link School