Youngsters at South Yorkshire school celebrate internship success

Robert Leggott of Togel Contractors Ltd presents Jack Parkinson with his certificate on behalf of Kirk Sandall's PKR Reels Ld
Robert Leggott of Togel Contractors Ltd presents Jack Parkinson with his certificate on behalf of Kirk Sandall's PKR Reels Ld
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Youngsters at a Doncaster school have celebrated finishing working alongside some of the best companies in South Yorkshire.

Pupils at Hill House School, in Auckley, have taken part in internships alongside their studies to prepare them for the world of work.

Lower Sixth Form students completed a six-month programme of working weekly as interns at local and regional business in preparation for life after school and education.

Thirty businesses were involved in the scheme, ranging from solicitors such as Malcolm C Foy, to banks like Handelsbanken and software developers such as ANSYS.

To mark the end of their placements a celebration evening was held at the school.

Guest of honour at the event was Robert Leggott, chief executive of Doncaster-based Togel Contractors Ltd.

The family-run business, which specialises in building and manufacturing, had several pupils working for them over the internship period.

Mr Leggott said he was delighted to support the scheme and was impressed by the work of the students at his company.

He said: “We had two girls working in each of the departments in our company, so they could understand what makes a successful business.

“It’s great for companies like Togel to be able to appreciate what talented and hard-working students we have in Doncaster.”

The sixth form students all received certificates from the businesses during the celebration event to mark their time with them.

Caroline Rogerson, head of sixth form at the school, said the scheme was of great benefit to pupils.

She said: “Our internship programme is unique among schools in that it lets students, alongside their A-levels, spend time in some great companies, get to grips with what the world of work really looks like, and understand what sort of skills employers want.”