Our Employee Benefit Trust (EBT) supports colleagues from across our Group with all kinds of benefits, such as sports awards, non-vocational training and arts grants. Part of this support includes helping our colleagues’ children in higher education; offering a grant to those studying at degree level, enabling them to purchase text books and buy the equipment they need to learn.
This year our EBT is supporting 52 students studying a range of degrees, from psychology, business and engineering degrees to the more obscure ones like cybernetics! The Student Meet and Greet day gives EBT trustees a chance to meet the students and their parents who are receiving the grants.
In addition to presentations from graduates employed on our Graduate Development Scheme, students and their parents were also encouraged to take part in tasks relating to the Group alongside EBT trustees and had the opportunity to attend an Aunt Bessie’s factory tour. Final-year students also enjoyed a tailored CV workshop from Group Recruitment Manager Angela Marshall.
Christopher Oughtred, EBT Chairman and a member of the family which owns William Jackson Food Group, said: “As a trustee it’s great to meet the students, hear about how the grant has helped and how they are getting on with their studies.”
Pictured EBT University students with EBT Chairman Christopher Oughtred, and EBT Trustee John Holtby.