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  • 24/03/2022
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GFG Foundation launches student programme for green industrial skills at LIBERTY Steel Rotherham

GFG Foundation has launched a new programme at LIBERTY Steel’s Rotherham plant which gives students the chance to develop skills for the growing green jobs market.

Students on the 16-week programme pilot will be mentored by LIBERTY Steel employees at Rotherham in collaboration with partners Engineering Development Trust. With a focus on sustainability, the programme helps students navigate the expanding green jobs market. In addition to developing STEM skills, students will also build on their communication and presentation skills, receiving an industry-accredited Industrial Cadet Award.

The programme is open to 20 students in Years 9 and 10 from two local Rotherham schools, Wath Academy and St Bernard’s Catholic High School. Project work is designed to benefit the local community and students have been set the task of designing ‘A Renewable Rotherham’.

Manager of the GFG Foundation Claire Neilson said: “We are delighted to bring this excellent opportunity to students in Rotherham. Investing in future generations is crucial to a sustainable future. There is a great benefit to young people building real-life experiences to navigate the ever-changing and evolving industrial world. Five employees from LIBERTY Steel’s Rotherham site are involved as workplace mentors, demonstrating their passion for helping young people and their commitment to supporting the local community. We are excited to see the programme launch in Rotherham.”

GFG Foundation expands its offering with the launch of the student programme in the UK. It is closely aligned to the programme already underway in Australia, where students in Whyalla and Newcastle (NSW) celebrated completing their 2021 programme last December.

Further information from:

Andrew Mitchell

Head of Communications – UK

GFG Alliance

+44 7516 029522