Stellar In The Community

Friday, 5 June 2015

Posted by: By Kevin Byrne (Learning & Development Manager / Matthew Greenaway (Marketing Associate)

Here at Stellar we are passionate about our responsibilities and have a strong sense of community support and involvement with the local community. We work closely with various groups such as local schools, job centres and local Chambers of Commerce to name but a few, with the aim of educating people about the contact centre industry, providing skills to enable people to prepare for working life and ensuring that the next generation of young adults are ready for the challenges ahead.

During the last few years we have increased our efforts in the area of secondary schools, working with six high schools within the local area.  Many of our relationships have started by supporting Career Days, educating 3rd to 6th year students (14 – 17 year olds) about our industry and the types of careers that are available, while sharing real case studies with them. Every relationship has evolved into supporting talks and activities around Entrepreneurship, Team building, Leadership and Interview skills throughout the academic year. Our relationship with Kilwinning Academy based in Ayrshire, Scotland is one that has arguably developed most successfully over the last two years and continues to grow from strength to strength. We also support local government and employment agency initiatives by supporting various Work Experience training courses where individuals spend time in specific departments, giving them an opportunity to learn more about business roles and an awareness of what potential career opportunities may exist at Stellar or elsewhere within our community.

In addition to helping our local community from an educational perspective, Stellar also places great importance in helping other good causes in the form of fundraising. By the end of Q1 2015, we had participated in a number of events for well publicised causes such as January’s “Dryathlon” for Cancer Research, and March’s Red Nose Day – for which we raised over £800. We also supported North Ayrshire Council’s Food Bank initiative and our staff also donated Easter Eggs to the Children’s Services organisation based in Saltcoats, Ayrshire.

To find out more on how Stellar contribute to both our local and global community, why not visit the following page of our website (www.stellarbpo.com/community). You can also Follow / Like us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date on Stellar news, recent events and activities.

About Stellar

Stellar is the voice, web chat or Tweet, behind some of the largest and most respected brands in telecommunications, financial services, insurance, public and automotive sectors. Stellar Europe has operated in Scotland for over 13 years, employs 550 people, and is part of a global network encompassing 12 worldwide locations handling over 100 million transactions every year.

For more information on Stellar Europe, please contact:

Brian McKee

Marketing Manager (UK)

T: 01294 225 300

M: 07957818678

E: bmckee@stellarbpo.co.uk

www.stellarbpo.co.uk

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