A Kent-based Mercedes-Benz dealer showed up at a school careers fair to help inspire the next generation.

The visit, by Sparshatt Truck & Van, was part of Fulston Manor School’s Festival of Learning Week.

The Sittingbourne school created the day to teach students about work and encourage them to think about their careers.

Therefore, members of the Sparshatt team were able to give an insight into what went on in the business. 

For example, they explained about the business’ sales, marketing, finance and HR departments.

In addition, they highlighted the potential for students to undertake a three-year apprenticeship scheme.

As well as staff, the Mercedes-Benz dealer attended with an Actros L truck.

As a result, students were able to get inside the vehicle and learn about its features.

Furthermore, they learned about the Actos’ ability to help improve efficiency and safety.

Harry Deverill, trainee group technical specialist at Sparshatt, gave some first-hand experience. 

“It was great being able to talk to the students about what we do at Sparshatt Truck & Van Ltd,” he said.

“Having completed the apprenticeship course, it was a great opportunity to get young people interested in what we do.

Meanwhile, Joanne Jackson, Sparshatt’s group HR manager was proud to be involved. 

“It’s important for young people to know about the world of work and the different options they have after leaving school,” she said.

Mrs Susie Burden, executive headteacher at the Fulston Manor Academies Trust, was grateful for the efforts of the Mercedes Benz dealer. 

“The day was a huge success and our students were suitably impressed with the truck. 

“They were also very excited at receiving hi-vis jackets, being able to climb into the cab and take away promotional sunglasses!” she added.

“It was a wonderful opportunity for our students.”

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