As founding partners in the Foundation for Jobs initiative – we’ve been delighted to support this award-winning scheme for Darlington’s young. We believe that building closer links with business is a great strategy giving much-needed direction to this generation – especially in uncertain times.
When we heard that Foundations for Jobs were pulling together an event and needed somewhere to host it …. what could we say but yes! We love the fact that we’ve been able to provide an inspired backdrop to inspire our future leaders!
Over 140 young people visited Lingfield Point last week, all on the cusp of choosing their GCSE options. Visiting the unique Beehive – with its magnificent manufacturing history – these young people were able to meet with global leaders such as AMEC, Nissan, Modus Seabed Intervention, RTC North and Cummins. The event aimed to challenge perceptions of what engineering was and what engineers do – inspiring interest in a sector that is vital to both the North East landscape and Darlington’s unique economy.
With mars robots, electric vehicles, deep sea robotics and even the chance to plot a pipeline – thanks to the skills from Lingfield Point’s very own AMEC – students left feeling better equipped knowing the range of roles available in engineering – all taking place around inspiring office space in Darlington – thanks to 10,500sqft space of available office space at Beehive.
With Darlington’s main industry being based around engineering and the emerging (and fascinating) low carbon industry – its great to see that Foundation for Jobs have been able to pull together the leading players under one roof – our roof – and inspire our next generation to understand how this could be the industry for them!
If you’re interested in how your business could benefit from inspired space like Beehive or any other space at Lingfield Point, give us a tinkle or pop in for a cuppa
or speak to one of our leasing agents, Tim Carter at Sanderson Weatherall on 01642 426919
or our on-site leasing agent, David Jackson at Jackson & Partners on 01325 352461.