BYZ members gain valuable skills by visiting BYZ Patrons Pets Choice
On Friday 14th June BYZ organised an employer visit for young people to visit of our patrons, Pet’s Choice. The group consisted of students from St. Thomas’ PRU, who access engagement activities at BYZ, as enrichment from schools.
This was part of a series of visits for them to learn about employers.
Pets’s Choice very kindly facilitated a very engaging session, which included a full factory tour, highlighting the production process. Young people also had the opportunity to meet various staff members and learn about their career pathway. The session was concluded with refreshments and Q & A.
Mubashar Khaliq, who overlooked the visit, said. ‘The visit was an eye-opener, the group learnt a lot, included group leaders, around production of animal food. The Q & A was great and questions ranged from practical work themes to Brexit and it’s impact on industry.’
Julie Butcher, head of Marketing, commented: “Our recent visit from the pupils of St Thomas’ Centre provided us with a great opportunity to meet with some of the many members and associates of Blackburn Youth Zone. As a patron of over 5 years, it is great to be able to offer the chance for the young adults to come and see what we do here at Pets Choice. The tour enabled the pupils to learn more about the manufacturing process that is involved with products many of them have in their own homes. We really enjoyed the visit and offering our insights into potential career paths and opportunities for the future school leavers.”