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Introduction to the World of Work trip with The Broadway - Bradford

On Wednesday 14th February, a group of enthusiastic young people from our Canterbury hub visited the The Broadway shopping centre as part of our Introduction to the World of Work programme.

This was facilitated by General Manager Ian Ward and his colleagues Madelene and Mandy who shared their knowledge and expertise on the inner workings of The Broadway, the day to day challenges and the variety of different staff roles within.

Our young people were engaged throughout the day and took part in various activities such as a quiz on The Broadway, a site tour and numerous talks from employees. The session closed with lunch and recap of a fantastic morning.

Ian Ward, General Manager: “It was a pleasure to welcome the children to The Broadway as part of the One In A Million World of Work initiative. They participated really well throughout the session and we hope that they enjoyed the day as much as we did”.

Kayden: “I didn't realise how much the security team have to do. I would love a job watching the cctv cameras for any suspicious people!”.

Tyler: “I can't believe how many staff work in The Broadway everyday. I want to be a builder in the future and I didn't realise how much maintenance a shopping centre like The Broadway needs”.

Danny Forrest, OIAM Community Pathways Officer: “Taking young people around different places of work during half term holidays may not seem hugely appealing for some, but for our young people, the way the day was structured and delivered by Ian, Mads and Mandy was absolutely fantastic!

It was engaging, thought provoking and inspiring for our young people as they got a deep insight into all the jobs and professsions needed to allow The Broadway to run seamlessly. Such encounters with employers and employees is valuable. I am sure our young people will carry these expereinces with them in their futures”.

We would like to say a big thank you to the team at the The Broadway for inspiring our young people and for their continued support for the work of One In A Million.