Liverpool-Based Family Business Helps Raise Aspirations of Local School Pupils
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Youth charity The Prince’s Trust and Liverpool-based business Denholm Logistics Group last week organised a ‘World of Work’ day for pupils of Calderstones School in the Allerton area of Liverpool.
Hosted by a patron of The Prince’s Trust, ‘World of Work’ days are designed to give students an insight into a business, its sector and career pathways, to raise the aspirations of young people, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Employees at Liverpool-based Denholm Logistics Group designed and hosted an interactive workshop for twelve 12 and 13-year-old students of Calderstones School. The students were able to track a simulated shipping container from the Far East into a UK port and onward to a Denholm warehouse via inland haulage. The workshop also gave the pupils the opportunity to learn about freight forwarding, port agency, transportation and warehousing activities, using the latest technology deployed by Denholm.
Niall Denholm, Managing Director of Denholm Logistics Group, said: “Denholm Logistics Group is a proud supporter of The Prince’s Trust. Being headquartered in Liverpool and with facilities across Merseyside and throughout the UK, we are keen to encourage and inspire young people in our local communities. Young people have the opportunity to develop an exciting career in logistics and maritime services and our ‘World of Work’ tour has been a great way of introducing pupils of Calderstones School to the various options open to them within our industries.”
Jo McKnight, Head of Operations for The Prince’s Trust in Merseyside, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Denholm Logistics Group for this ‘World of Work’ day. The workshop allowed pupils to learn about local industries first-hand and encouraged them to think about what careers could suit them in the future.”
Denholm Logistics Group is a division of diversified family-owned business The Denholm Group, which announced a new partnership with The Prince’s Trust in 2019 that is designed to create lasting change for young people.