Every day’s a school day, as a record number of students join PCH for work experience in 2019

There have been plenty of young faces at Plumer House this summer as a record number of students have joined PCH for work experience.

PCH has been welcoming students from schools and colleges across Plymouth and the surrounding area throughout the summer term. A record 50 student will have completed work experience with PCH by the end of the year.

This week alone saw 20 students from schools such as Coombe Dean, Saltash.net and Plymouth High work in different departments across the business. Students have been learning about potential areas they are interested in, whilst getting used to a real work environment at Plumer House and around Plymouth with our team of operatives.

Students have been involved with all areas of the business, from working with the gas and electrical operatives to the legal and IT departments.

Danni Houston, HR Business Partner - Learning & Development said: “We’re extremely proud to have welcomed so many students from across Plymouth and beyond to PCH for their week of work experience this summer.

“PCH is a large dynamic organisation with so many different roles. The students have been able to get stuck in with areas that interest them and help them decide on their future career direction.

“All the students have been a credit to their schools, they have all been eager to learn and ask questions and get involved. We wish them all the very best with their future careers.

“I must say, we wouldn’t be able to do this without the support from our staff, they have been really invested in helping these young people develop and they have been a credit to PCH and have ultimately made having so many students with us possible.”

On her week of work experience, student Ciara from Plymouth High who spent the week with the legal team said: “This week has been a great deal of fun. I have learned a lot about the way cases are handled and sorted and written up a practise legal brief and lots of other things. I spent a morning with the Housing Officers to see where all of the legal work dealt with here starts off and that was very interesting.

She added: “I also got to go to court and this really helped with gaining experience. I would like to be a criminal law barrister and, although this is an entirely different field of law, I feel I have learned a lot of skills this week that will be very useful in future. All in all – everyone has been lovely as well as very patient.”