School children learn about life in retail…
Forty five teenagers were given a taste of what makes a shopping centre run smoothly today as part of an initiative to look at work opportunities.
The year nine pupils from Uppingham Community College aged 13 and 14 were given a back stage tour of Serpentine Green shopping centre to give them some experience of different types of work to help them with a future career choice.
They spent a day at Serpentine Green learning about security, operations as well as going behind the scenes at Tesco and Boots.
Chantelle Watson, the centre manager told ESP – “There are so many apsects to running a shopping centre that the pupils wouldn’t know about. We wanted them to meet the team of people who keep Serpentine Green clean and safe for shoppers as well as getting an understanding of how product is delivered and ends up on the shop floor.
“We hope they have gained invaluable experience of how everyone comes together to make a great customer experience.”
Photos: Lead image – Scindustry15 is service manager Jamie Bridson chats to students from Uppingham Community College about running a shopping centre.
SCentre image – Industry Day visit by pupils from Uppingham Community College.
CCTV Control room Back L-R) Security Officer Richard Ruff, Callum Topham (14), Tom Glover (14), with front Lottie Throves (14) and Tala Martelli (14)