Busch Vacuum Solutions welcomed students from Thomas Telford School to its Telford site in April to provide them with an insight into how a local business operates.
Busch has been working with the twenty-five Sixth Form Business studies students to support them with an ‘employability passport’, a personal skills certificate from the Thomas Telford School Business Academy, for when they enter the field of work.
All areas were open for the students to experience the world of business so that the students could learn how the business operates, the different careers that make up the business, and how to progress into the roles. Busch UK provides tailor-made vacuum solutions and services to customers in a comprehensive range of market segments, including food, chemical, pharmaceutical, plastics and metallurgy. Part of the global Busch Vacuum Solutions group, one of the world’s largest producers of vacuum pumps, systems, blowers and compressors, the Telford site comprises the UK head office, service workshop, and vacuum systems engineering centre.
Starting with a business introduction with the General Manager Tim Hulbert, the students embarked on a tour around the site to meet Busch colleagues from a wide range of business areas, such as finance, purchasing, customer service, service planning, product management, service workshop and systems engineering. The final stop at the tour was a vacuum experiment with a Busch vacuum application specialist to provide an insight into the world of vacuum technology.
The students were fully engaged and asked many questions throughout the visit, which concluded with a Q&A session with all the Busch hosts and presenters to answer any additional questions.
“The staff at Busch Vacuum solutions were extremely welcoming, working with the students and showing them, in detail, the various aspects of the business”, commented Mrs Amy Jones, Assistant Head - Director of Business at Thomas Telford School.
“Students got a lot out of the day and were lucky enough to be able to gain some 1:1 career advice and guidance about their next steps. We would like to thank all of the staff that supported the visit, but also to those that support the Thomas Telford School Business Academy on a regular basis, in our drive to provide students with a well-rounded experience offering wide ranging opportunities to enhance their employability skills.”