Honda (UK) hosted around one hundred teaching and careers advisors, as well as students of varying ages from across the South of England, at Honda’s award-winning apprentice and management training facility, the Honda Institute. This activity was part of Honda (UK)’s commitment to supporting government’s See Inside Manufacturing (SIM) initiative, which debuted just last year.
Honda (UK) has supported the initiative, which seeks to attract skilled young talent into modern automotive manufacturing, for the second year running and its open day at the Honda Institute near Heathrow gave educators and career advisors, as well as over fifty young people, a better understanding of the varied career paths available.
The event was supported by Honda’s own apprentices, technicians and manufacturing production line staff, who spoke about their jobs and the reasons they chose their career paths, in order to provide guests with real insight to the different routes to different roles, the work involved and the enjoyment each of them finds in their working life.
“Today was an excellent chance for Honda (UK) to help demonstrate what a vibrant sector the automotive industry is to work in and the varied career opportunities the industry and Honda have to offer,” said Honda (UK)’s Corporate Communications Manager, Fiona Cole.
“We’re delighted to have been able to support BIS with their superb See Inside Manufacturing initiative and hopefully inspire more young people to consider automotive manufacturing, with its varied facets, as a real career choice.”
“Last year thousands of people got to see just what exciting opportunities lie in the sector and wider supply chain and I urge people to see for themselves what modern manufacturing is all about,” said Business Minister, Mark Prisk.
“The government is investing in more apprenticeships than ever before. Together with industry we must inspire more young people to see manufacturing and engineering as a viable and exciting career choice. We also need to ensure that UK manufacturing can take on its competitors head on and make the next decade one of the most dynamic and entrepreneurial periods in our history.”
To learn more about the automotive industry and See Inside Manufacturing, click here. To learn more about manufacturing, technical and apprenticeship career opportunities within Honda (UK) please visit www.hondapeople.co.uk and www.hondamanufacturing.co.uk.