David Overton & Berni Dickinson

David Overton & Berni Dickinson

Overton Electrical Services Ltd Pledge to Support Career Champions

The Mansfield Learning Partnership has been working with local businesses for a number of years to give young people the opportunity to improve their skills and raise aspirations. Working with A-Star Media ltd, The Chad and Mansfield 2020 Business Club the MLP has created ‘Career Champions’.

By becoming a Career Champion a business will be taking a pledge to commit to undertaking at least one activity each academic year which will support the employability skills of students within the MLP. A list of these alongside more information is on the website at www.mansfieldlearningpartnership.co.uk/

David Overton, Managing Director of Overton Electrical Services Ltd, based on Hermitage Lane, Mansfield is an avid believer in supporting projects to get young people into work and as soon as he became aware of ‘Career Champions’ decided to get involved.

David has committed to sponsor a local sixth form student within the partnership to attend the Mansfield 2020 Breakfast Club meeting every month for a year. Also David will be offering regular work experience places both within the electrical side of the business and office based positions. Plus he is keen to to join in school based networking with young people considering the construction sector.

David stated “This is a fabulous local project. It is vital for young people to start as soon as possible working within businesses to assist them with choosing a career whilst gaining confidence and knowledge. Also the networking gives them a real sense of how business work together for the local economy. We are passionate about local employment and are in our 30th year of business, celebrating our 61st apprenticeship”.