Eddie and Jane create Securing Futures - A new G4S community programme
G4S ‘Securing Futures’ programme is a new scheme designed to create excitement and enthusiasm about the world of work in school students, whilst challenging stereotypes and having lots of fun along the way.
It’s the brainchild of two of G4S colleagues, Eddie Hirst Business Development Director - Major Projects and Jane Fairweather, G4S Contract Manager to Manchester City Football Club who feel strongly about working within their local communities and highlighting why security is an interesting industry to work in.
Eddie and Jane collaborated with their local Chambers of Commerce as part of the ‘Learning to Work’ programme and delivered engaging and interactive talks to the children at local schools about working in security.
The scope went far beyond talking about just security and included links to the curriculum, interview preparation, CV preparation, helping to building confidence in the children and sharing personal career journeys
Eddie and Jane used a series of show and tell materials and both left enthused with the level of engagement and interaction from the children.
This started conversations within G4S about scaling and formalising the programme and the ‘Securing Futures’ scheme was born. Staff across the country are encouraged to take part in the scheme, helping them to engage and be visible within their local communities.
Under the scheme, staff are provided with a series of support materials including photography and show and tell materials which they use to demonstrate the role of security within the context of the modern curriculum.
Eddie Hirst, Business Development Director commented ‘It’s a real privilege to be able to talk to the children. They find security an interesting subject to explore and hopefully it helps inspire the officers of the future.’