Kimberly-Clark’s first year apprentices recently attended a four-day course at Hawes End Educational Centre, near Keswick to develop their team-building skills.
Gary Gibson, Apprentice Supervisor, said: “The purpose of the trip was to encourage and challenge our apprentices, improve their confidence, develop their trust and find out their strengths and weaknesses. By taking them out of their comfort zone you see how they adapt and cope with the various challenges. A positive and ‘can do’ attitude was essential to ensure they made the most of the experience.”
During the trip, apprentices Connor Ainsworth, Harry Mellen, Callum Baynes, Sam Shepherd and Michael Hall were put through their paces with a variety of physical and mentally challenging tests, including climbing, caving, ghyll scrambling, archery and kayaking.
Connor said: “I learned a lot on how to work as a team and it improved the bond between me and the other apprentices. Overall the experience was fantastic and allowed me to find out my strengths and weaknesses.”
Gary added: “The residential is tiring but a very enjoyable and rewarding week. It gives the apprentices the opportunity to learn more about themselves, each other and how they cope in different situations, enhancing their personal development.”
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