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13 October, 2016

Hambleton Council Visits Abrasive Finishing Systems

Here at Abrasive Finishing Systems, we believe strongly in developing young people within the local area and we have been working alongside Hambleton District Council in encouraging employment with young people.

This week, we welcomed Councillor Wilkinson to the Abrasive Finishing Systems office to talk through the provision of work for young people in the Hambleton area and support the district council offers.

Over the years we have offered several apprenticeships to young people who perhaps thought university wasn’t for them and we can categorically say this has been a huge success. Our apprentices have developed numerous skills and gained an in-depth knowledge in to the abrasives industry, giving them a real head start in their career.

This week, our graduate, Tom started his role as a Digital Marketing intern. Having graduated from the University of Hull, he was keen to get stuck into a digital marketing role and we were happy to oblige!abrasive finishing systems UK

“At university, I was particularly interested in the marketing modules I took and given the speed of technological advances, I decided that a digital marketing career was something I wanted to pursue.”

The new graduate intern role has been planned to give opportunity for skill development alongside the ongoing responsibilities of the job.

We have arranged to enroll him in a digital marketing course with the Shaw Academy which he will undertake alongside his day-to-day duties, two evenings a week. This not only allows us to utilise what he learns and adapt this for AFS strategies, but also gives him a great start for his Digital Marketing career.

“The ‘family feel’ of AFS and their support for the development of young people was something that attracted me to the position. During my interview, the role continued to appeal to me and I felt I would fit in well.”

After many poses for photos and a great in depth chat with Councillor Wilkinson, it was time to get back to work. We have arranged to catch up again in 12 months time to discuss how the internship has benefited both Tom and ourselves at Abrasive Finishing Systems.

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