Year 11 BTEC Business pupils visit Wrightbus, Ballymena

On Friday, 15 June 2018, Year 11 pupils received a warm welcome from John Lynham representing Wrightbus, Ballymena.  After a brief introductory talk about the business and its exciting plans for the future as it moves across to the old Gallagher’s site the pupils were divided into 3 groups and given a guided tour of the production area.  The pupils enjoyed seeing the various stages involved in the production process and were able to see a variety of buses designed for different types of customer.

The visit ended with an opportunity for the pupils to ask questions regarding recruitment and gained a valuable insight to the opportunities available to them through apprenticeship schemes.  Staff from Wrightbus gave the pupils useful and practical advice about future careers within this industry.

Well done to all – our visit ended with a well deserved visit to the local McDonalds.