STM Group are thrilled to welcome a brand-new group of pupils from local Stratford School 21, who will be participating in this year’s Real- World Learning Programme.

Collaboratively working with School 21 (a pioneering 4-18 school in Stratford, London for girls and boys and children from all starting points and backgrounds) for the last 3 years, STM Group has consecutively participated in their Real- World Learning Programme, providing authentic and meaningful work experience opportunities for their pupils.

Over the course of 15 weeks, a group of 10 Year 10 students will spend half a day each week at both our Stratford Head Office and other sites that STM operates on, solving authentic problems within the organisation and also being tasked to conduct real- world industry projects, with some examples from previous years including: market research, applying HOT or WHAT protocols to challenging situations, and also creating video content on behalf of the STM marketing department.

Now on their third, educational and enlightening week of the programme, members of the STM team have been completely blown away by the student’s sheer passion, enthusiasm and eagerness to learn more about the business and its operations, where they recently showcased this through a Q&A session with STM Executive Chairman, Perry Simpson, asking in depth questions to find out more about both him and the history of the Company.

Gaining such a successful response from the programme, in previous years, STM Group has also had several enquiries (from previous students enrolled in the programme) regarding the opportunity to join STM within an apprenticeship role, where the Company already has a strong and robust apprenticeship scheme in place- providing 5 full-time job roles to previous STM apprentices thus far.

STM Group is truly honoured to be able to provide such a fantastic initiative to the younger generations, within the shared community of Stratford, and will continue to nurture its professional relationship with School 21, to create accessible pathways and opportunities for even more of its students and equip them for their successful futures.

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