Thursday, 8 March 2012

Leeds Ahead

Nigel Jackson, Operational Controller of Perry Uniform accompanies Carra Grieve at Swallow Hill Community College
Perry Uniform were invited by Leeds Ahead, a social enterprise based in Leeds, to join other Leeds based employers - Lloyds Banking Group, Farnell and Arena, to offer a careers open day to Year 10 and 11 students from the fast improving Swallow Hill Community College (SHCC).

SHCC is based in Armley, close to the Perry Uniform distribution centre, where a high proportion of students are housed in areas of significant deprivation and 49% of students are living in an area ranked in the top 10% most deprived areas in England (IMD). One of the headline speakers was Perry staff member, Carra Grieve, recently anointed Leeds City Council apprentice of the Year. Carra talked about her first 18 months in work after leaving Leeds West Academy in 2010.