Skills @ Work with P&G

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Kieran Conway, Education and Training Leader, P&G Manufacturing Ireland Ltd.

Tell us about your contribution to the Skills @ Work programme
4P&G’s contribution to the programme is to build skills in the students that serve them through the recruitment process. We provide a plant tour and an introduction to the working environment, opening options for further career choices.

What does this mean for your company

Our employees see the programme as a way to experience something outside of their daily work. It helps develop new skills in our employees. As a company it helps build trust with the local community. It also provides us with a shop window when it comes to attracting future employees.

What does it mean to you as an individual?
I find it’s an opportunity to give back to the community as part of my work. I enjoy meeting the students and helping them through what is perceived as a difficult rite of passage. Because of our experience with the recruitment process the programme builds confidence in the students allowing them to put their best foot forward when it comes to an interview.

If you could have one hope/wish for your company and school in the future what would it be?
One wish for the programme would be to that continue to find ways that keep the program relevant and engaging. To extend the program to other schools in the community and involve more parent employees in the programme.