The Entertainer and Buckinghamshire College Group are delighted to announce that they are now working in partnership to change the lives of young people in Buckinghamshire.
The Entertainer, the fastest-growing, family owned high street toy retailer in the UK, has joined forces with the Buckinghamshire College Group to upskill and nurture the talent of tomorrow. The Entertainer will be taking 11 students into their workplace at their head office in Amersham, Buckinghamshire to expose them to the world of business, excite them about their future and allow the students to experience working life.
Each student will enjoy working in different departments; from testing the toys, to working with store facing teams, to learning about how The Entertainer sends toys to each store and manages their finance. Additionally, the students will have the opportunity to understand how the CEO makes day-to-day decisions by working in his busy office - a rare opportunity.
Buckinghamshire College Group Business Students will be working at The Entertainer over the next nine months until the end of June 2020. This experience will have a meaningful and practical impact on their classroom studies for their diploma. In essence, it will help to prepare the students and familiarise them with the world of work.
“I think this is a great opportunity! It is going to be interesting because I am going to be able to experience so many different areas of business. I will be learning about merchandising, their international operations, staff training and support, IT, health and safety at work and so much more. I hope my time with The Entertainer will help me to decide what I want to do in the future.” – Eleanor Rutter, PJEA student.
Gary Grant, Founder and Executive Chairman of The Entertainer said: “We are delighted to be able to give students in our community the opportunity to gain experience in industry over the next academic year. Across the next 9 months, students will get the chance to work in different departments across the business, helping them to grow in confidence and develop key business skills that we hope will be valuable to their future.”
Karen Mitchell, Principal/CEO of Buckinghamshire College Group said: “We are passionate about the education of our students and equipping them with the skills and qualities to be successful in work. Industry placements are the perfect way for our students to develop and practice their skills. We are thrilled to be working in partnership with our local employer, The Entertainer, and really appreciate the opportunities they are giving to our students. The Entertainer will bring the student’s classroom learning alive, inspiring and encouraging our students to learn about working in business and to think about their possibilities for the future.”