We’ve been recognised at an awards ceremony for the quality of our work experience placements for students.

​Rika Nauck, who runs the work experience programme at Adastral Park, was voted Most Supportive Supervisor/Manager in the awards presented by Connect Education and Business – which works with 5,000 employers and 800 schools and colleges to arrange career planning and work-related educational opportunities.

Rika said: “It was only last year that I saw the need to co-ordinate work experience at Adastral Park. It’s a very special site, offering insights which can only be gained here and weren’t accessible to all work experience students in previous years.

“Now I hold dedicated welcome presentation and introduction tours across the park. I aim to give all the students the opportunity to see fantastic technology displays like the customer centre showcases, hands-on engineering at 4-Acre site and the network operations centre.”

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Over the past year, 35 of our volunteers have hosted 110 work experience students at Adastral Park, mostly from Suffolk schools, but also from Essex, London and Germany.

Rika added: “Work experience can make a life-changing difference to these young people. Receiving this award makes me incredibly proud to work in a place where those efforts are very much supported.”