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DST launches College Insight Tours

28 Mar

As National Apprenticeship Week kicked off on March 5, DST House in Basildon opened its doors to local colleges to share information on what DST does, what it’s like to work with us and what our apprenticeship opportunities offer. These Insight Tours are a new community engagement initiative, where up to 12 students from each college are invited along with their tutors to get a taste of what a future at DST might hold.

Led by Tara Simpson in HR, our first tours saw Seevic College and Havering College bring final year Business Studies students to our Basildon base, where Danni Burton, Funds Training Manager at DST, provided the students with a clear DST business overview to help them get to grips with the business. In addition, Senior Managers and teams from a variety of business areas gave students a tour of their departments - while current DST apprentices took the time to partake in Q&A sessions with students.

College Tutors who joined us at the Insight Tours told us the event was informative and enjoyable.

“We all gained so much information and enjoyed visiting the different departments,” said one.

As for our team at DST, participants in the tours appreciated the opportunity to meet potential DST employees and share their stories. Jackie Postchild, Senior Manager of Distributor Client Services, believed the tours were memorable for everyone involved.

''The recent Insight Tours were a great success in terms of us being able to meet with large groups of young people, showing them around the different departments and talking to them about the great opportunities DST have to offer. This was our chance to impress potential apprentices and I think we did a good job! I’m hopeful that we will see some CV's from the people we met on the tours later this year when they have completed their exams''.

With Palmers College, Chelmsford College and Anglia Ruskin University students due to participate in College Insight Tours in the coming weeks, we’re looking forward to continuing to share DST stories and opportunities with future leaders. As apprenticeships are an ongoing focus for us at DST, we expect to host more tours and fairs in the coming months. With exams just around the corner, we wish all students the best of luck in the final part of their academic year, and look forward to seeing them in the future!

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