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Enterprise Adviser creates project to support with Careers in Manufacturing

April 23, 2023

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Ruth Forster Founding Director of Wagstaff Recruitment and Enterprise Adviser with Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub since 2018 has taken her love for the well know Percy Pig to inspire the next generation to showcase careers in manufacturing.


The Percy Pig Career Project introduces students to the job opportunities available in manufacturing and a competition that encourages creative thinking and teamwork.  The project is structured to meet the following Gatsby Benchmarks:

  • Benchmark 2 Learning from career and labour market information

  • Benchmark 4. Linking curriculum learning to Careers

  • Benchmark 5 Encounters with Employers and employees

  • Benchmark 6. Experiences of workplaces


If you would like to learn more about the careers work Wagstaff Recruitment are involved in please do get in touch with Ruth find out more via the Wagstaff Recruitment website: Why Percy Pig is a big part of Ruth’s life! – Wagstaff Recruitment 

What Schools Say About Us

Being part of the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub has been pivotal to the development of careers provision in our school. The Hub have shared good practice across their members resulting in a stronger focus on good quality provision. The annual event enabled the hub to share their vision of School Improvement Through The Lens of Careers and looking beyond the Benchmarks. It was a fantastic opportunity to share different models of school improvement and strategies to further develop careers provision to enhance the future opportunities of our young people.

Mrs A Spencer, John Taylor High School

What Businesses Say About Us

It it superb to be able to speak with local schools, colleges, and businesses in Stoke and Staffs and show how important the partnerships are to bring the skills of the future. Educating those who educate the ones shaping the aspirations of young people is essential for the industry to grow and be more sustainable.”

Alison Tucker, St Modwen