Business, science and design and technology students set to benefit from Neale-Wade Academy's link up with Smurfit Kappa

PUBLISHED: 14:09 24 November 2014 | UPDATED: 14:09 24 November 2014

Year 7 students with Louise Stanley, Regional human relations manager at Smurfitt Kappa and Mike Fadden with Jason Wing, principal at Neale-Wade, and Sam Mandley, assistant principal.

Year 7 students with Louise Stanley, Regional human relations manager at Smurfitt Kappa and Mike Fadden with Jason Wing, principal at Neale-Wade, and Sam Mandley, assistant principal.

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Students at Neale-Wade Academy will receive mentoring as part of a partnership with a packaging business.

Under the national Business Class scheme, Smurfit Kappa will work with pupils studying business, design and technology and the sciences to help them make the future transition from school into work.

Smurfit have already visited the school to give assemblies about their business.

Principal Jason Wing said: “This is an exciting opportunity for our students. Working with Smurfit Kappa will only enhance further their employability as they understand the key skills and requirements of a successful business.”

Mike Fadden, regional director for Smurfit Kappa, said, “We are really excited about the partnership with Neale-Wade Academy.

“We see the opportunity as a real win-win situation for both the students and our own employees in helping both to develop and enhance their skills.”

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