ARCO Experience

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Aims

  • To learn about the history of one of Hull’s oldest and biggest family businesses
  • To gain an insight into the everyday operation of Arco including ethical trading locally and internationally
  • To begin to understand the different jobs available and the skills and qualifications needed
  • To develop a broad understanding of the quantity of different products ARCO sells
  • To discover the role IT plays in logistics and distribution
  • To understand the level of commitment needed to be a conscientious and effective employee
  • To meet and chat to members of the ARCO workforce
  • To handle, wear and use products associated with the company including protective clothing
  • To discuss and understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace

The Visit

  • A guided tour of the ARCO offices, warehouse, goods yard and canteen etc
  • Opportunities to meet and chat to staff in different areas, services and departments
  • Meet members of the senior managers for questions and answers session
  • Discussion about the role of ARCO in Hull’s economy
  • Practical session looking at some of the goods and trying on safety clothing and equipment

AB Ports & P&O Ferries

Aims

  • To learn about the history of Hull as a port and the role it plays in Great Britain
  • To learn about AB Ports and the key role it plays in Hull’s economy
  • To understand Hull’s position as a port within Europe and the rest of the world
  • To discover the wide range of jobs available and the skills needed to work at a port and on a ferry
  • To explore the process of imports and exports in a thriving port
  • To learn about P&0 Ferries, its role in the shipping industry and the many jobs that are available

The Visit

  • A guided tour of one of the P & O Ferries cruise ships
  • An activity to be completed on board the ship
  • A Coach tour of the port with opportunities to stop and observe the many activities across the docks
  • Opportunities to meet and chat to staff in different areas, services and departments within the port
  • Workshops and presentation from Associated British Ports
  • Discussion about the role of the port in the emerging green energy market

BBC Experience

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Aims

  • To understand how the BBC operates radio and TV stations in Hull
  • To begin to understand the many different jobs required to operate a TV and radio station
  • To understand the recruitment process, qualifications and experience needed to work in TV and radio
  • To understand journalism and its role in TV and radio
  • To familiarise children with how news bulletins are put together for both radio and TV
  • To develop children’s reporting, interviewing and presentation skills by producing an item for both TV and radio
  • To learn how technology, IT equipment and software are transforming TV and radio and their role in delivering the news
  • To build children’s confidence by encouraging them to speak with a microphone or to a camera

Pre-visit to school

  • Explain the aims and objectives of the visit and go through the itinerary of the day
  • Discussions around young people’s perceptions of radio and TV
  • Discussion around the role of the media and reporting news
  • Talk about safety, rules and behaviours to ensure the day is safe and enjoyable
  • Tell the children what to think about during the visit and answer any questions

The Visit

  • A visit to the BBC studios in Hull to learn about employment opportunities in TV and radio including case studies of different careers of individual staff within the studio
  • Meet the BBC TV and radio staff teams including famous faces they have seen on the TV and heard on the radio
  • Research a local news topic for use in an afternoon workshop
  • Practical workshops learning about the different equipment involved
  • Working with a professional TV or radio presenter, in groups, recording a news piece for TV and radio with music, voice over, film clips, sound effects and interviews
  • All groups evaluating each production with peer discussions and suggestions for improvement

Post-visit to school

To review and reflect on the learning experience and chat about the different job roles and skills and qualifications needed. Further discussion about how education links to employment

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