Bennie Life Choices Evening

February 25, 2016

The Bennie Group and Kettering Rugby Football Club support youth employment in Northamptonshire.


The Bennie Group working in partnership with the Kettering Rugby Football Club (KRFC) held a life choices evening for the KRFC’s under 16’s and 17’s on 23rd February. The presentation focused on the benefits of apprenticeships and in-house training, providing a viable career alternative to higher education.

The Life Choices evening was a culmination of what Bennie and KRFC are trying to achieve in the local community. Inspiring youths to achieve through hard work, we aimed to promote a series of work experience taster days across the Group to inspire youths to try various career options and provide an alternative to going through higher education.

Emma Ayres, Group Managing Director, is passionate about getting young people into work. Emma believes strongly in the potential of the players “If they are committed to training and working together as a team to achieve, then they have the potential to be great employees. I want to assist in developing the potential of youths in our local community, through open days and work experience, to promote the benefits of building a career, not just within our Group of companies, but within the community as a whole”.

The Bennie Group has a long association with the rugby club. Roger Toseland, second generation Group Managing Director and father of Emma Ayres, was once the president of KRFC, and many Group employees have played for the team over the years.

As an added bonus for the youths attending, the Bennie Group arranged for Northampton Saints Flyhalf, Stephen Myler, to attend the evening and provide a question and answer session. Stephen gave insight into his training and career progression, alongside some tips for career hunting.

The Bennie group would like to thank KRFC for their help organising the event.

Keep posted for more news on taster days available.

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