Employers explain experience plans

By Emily Pearce

Sunday, April 6, 2014

 

LEADING employers spoke at an open evening held by the Isle of Wight Studio School, which aims to produce the business leaders of the future.

Last Tuesday’s event, at Osborne House, was attended by more than 100 parents keen to find out more about the new school, which is due to open at the former East Cowes Primary School site in September.

Speakers included general managers and directors of GKN Aerospace, BAE Systems and Navitus Bay Development, who explained how they would work with the school to give students business experience.

GKN finance director Sarah McCarthy-Fry, a governor of the new school, said she was determined to help Island youngsters secure jobs at the company, set to recruit 200 people over the next ten years.

Studio School headteacher Richard White said: "We are a small school offering our students a personalised learning experience."

Seventeen applications were made.

Reporter: emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

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