Thurrock’s Next Top Boss partnerships announced
A launch event held following Opportunity Thurrock on Wednesday 3 October, announced the business and school partnerships for the 2018/19 Thurrock’s Next Top Boss programme.
Thurrock’s Next Top Boss, run by Inspire Thurrock Council, gives young people the chance of working with local employers on real business challenges.
The businesses will set their challenge for the students to solve and develop and will work closely with the teams from October 2018 to January 2019 to ensure the judging criteria is met ahead of their final submission in the new year.
The awards ceremony will take place in March 2019 where the winning team will be announced.
Teams from nine schools and colleges from across the borough and Thurrock’s Youth Cabinet are taking part with local business partners.
It has been revealed that this year’s partnerships will be;
Thames Chase, Land Of the Fanns partnership and Grays Convent High School
H.W.Wilson and Ortu Gable Hall School
Mears and The Gateway Academy
intu Lakeside and Harris Academy
Thurrock Council H.R team and Hassenbrook
Rural Arisings and The Ockendon Academy Studio School
Thurrock Council Public Health, USP Palmer’s Campus and St Clere’s
Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions and William Edwards
Thurrock CVS and Thurrock Youth Cabinet
Cllr James Halden, Portfolio Holder for Education and Health, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for students in the borough to work with local businesses creating innovative solutions to the challenges set.
“In previous years some business partners have made students’ business ideas a reality. Last year’s Thurrock’s Next Top Boss programme saw the council’s sexual health provider commission the promotional video created by the team from Ortu Gable Hall School.
“Thurrock’s Next Top Boss is a great chance for our young people to step into the spotlight and I wish all students taking part the best of luck this year.”