YMD Boon Supports Students

Bondholder YMD Boon has become a member of Derby College’s Employment and Skills Academy (ESA), which aims to nurture students as they move from education to employment.

The ESA offers students a mentoring service including access to professionals within an industry they are interested in, specialist career talks, visits to workplaces and access to work experience placements.

Derby College’s ESA is a practical solution to supporting students as they navigate the transition from full-time education to employment which can be a daunting time. I’m already enjoying being involved in the ESA and with the recent appointment of one of the students in our team, I am seeing the tangible benefits it can bring to both students and businesses.
— Shari Setayesh, Director

Through the programme, YMD Boon has recently appointed a student as an architectural technician.
Director Shari Setayesh, said: “Like many firms we raise funds each year for a number of charities, but I wanted to actually get involved in a programme of activity that was close to my heart and I’ve always enjoyed working with and mentoring young people."

April Hayhurst, Deputy Principle, employer and economic affairs at Derby College, said: “Our Employment and Skills Academy is designed to ensure all Derby College learners are prepared to make a smooth transition from education to employment and meet the needs of employers.
“Students will follow a journey of learning at Derby College and take part in an extra programme of employer engagement activities. This unique combination of learning and employer engagement ensures that our learners gain the skills, attitudes and knowledge employers need from young people in the workplace.
“It’s essential we have business support to make this a success and its down to companies like YMD Boon who help to nurture young individuals giving them great start to their career.”