SEVEN employees of the prestigious Huntingdon-based Lola Group have told the stories of their career journeys on camera to inspire youngsters to join the world of work. The project is one of hundreds taking place around the country to create an archive of
SEVEN employees of the prestigious Huntingdon-based Lola Group have told the stories of their career journeys on camera to inspire youngsters to join the world of work.
The project is one of hundreds taking place around the country to create an archive of real-life career stories created by icould and CRAC: the Career Development Organisation.
Workers from jobs as diverse as cemetery supervisors to dress designers are taking part and the team at Lola Group was among the first to sign-up.
At Lola, the videos capture the working lives of the some of the company's design engineers and race car assemblers.
One of the videos is focused on the working world of Lola assembly engineer, Andy Hoadley.
In the video Mr Hoadley describes how he completed a Btec diploma in automotive engineering and carried out work experience at a classic car garage before joining Lola in 2007. He said his job is "a lot of fun" and the best part is the pride he feels when he's built a car that performs well.
Sam Smith, communications manager for Lola Group, based in Glebe Road, said: "Our employees draw on a broad range of education and experience, and each plays a key part in the success of the diverse services our organisation delivers.
"This project gave us a chance to link up with young people. We hope the stories filmed here not only encourage the young people who use the icould.com to find the right career path for them but also encourage other employers and employees to come forward and tell their stories."
The aim of icould is to provide young people with real stories from real people talking candidly about their working lives in order to help them make the right choices about their own careers.
Its team of story-gatherers are travelling the length and breadth of the UK searching out interesting tales of inspiration, hard-work, tenacity, determination and education.
Director of icould, David Arnold said: "Lola Group is very highly respected both within its sector and among its staff. We were delighted to have their support and hope that people watching the films will find them as inspiring as we did."
INFORMATION: To find out more, visit www.icould.com
WORKING WORLD: Lola assembly engineer, Andy Hoadley has taken part in a video detailing his working life to help inspire youngsters.