Local Primary Schools Invited to Tour Factory Facility and Learn About Jans Group

  • As part of the Jans Group’s mission to inspire the next generation of engineers and manufacturing operators and engage with the local community, the company invited school children to tour its Caulside Drive facility.

    Children from Antrim Primary School and Riverside Special School were invited to tour the company’s facilities and find out more about the group’s work.

    As part of the visit, pupils from the two local schools were shown around the factory and given a behind the scenes look at some of the ongoing manufacturing projects being carried out by the Jans Group’s companies – ETRUX and Jans Offsite Solutions.

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    Claiming that visits such as these are a vital part of inspiring the next generation, Jans Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ronan Hamill said: “Our mission at the Jans Group is to put Antrim on the map as a centre for world-class manufacturing, innovation, creativity, opportunity and expansion and to provide a range of high-quality jobs to those living within the local community. Part of achieving that is also down to inspiring the next generation to consider pursuing a STEM career, especially young girls, who are still underrepresented in the industry.”

    Mr. Hamill added: “There are so many opportunities within the manufacturing industry, and we want to ensure that we don’t lose our talented and skilled young people to larger towns, cities and even other countries. We want to present them with opportunities that are right on their doorstep. Visits like these are so important when it comes to showing young people the manufacturing opportunities that are currently available and it also presents an opportunity to engage with our community and inform them of our Group and its various companies.” 

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    Elsewhere, Ian Gourley, Principal of Antrim Primary School, added: “The children were fascinated by some of the ongoing projects and it was very helpful for them to get a taste for what is not only happening on their door step but in the world of manufacturing and who knows it even might be a career path they choose in the future.” 

    The Jans Group is currently recruiting. To find out more about the roles available click here.

    Source: Written from press release.

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