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STEM Teacher into Industry Programme. Judith Finlayson Spices Nice Ltd, Lisburn June 2009. A different week ahead of me!. Killicomaine JHS Home Economics Teacher. Spices Nice Ltd. Lisburn. Objectives of STEM.

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STEM Teacher into Industry Programme

Judith Finlayson

Spices Nice Ltd, Lisburn

June 2009

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A different week ahead of me!

Killicomaine JHSHome Economics Teacher

Spices Nice Ltd.Lisburn

objectives of stem
Objectives of STEM
  • To develop a greater awareness of how my subject might be applied in an industrial setting
  • To identify and exemplify the skills and qualities STEM employers are looking for
  • Source materials for the development of KS3 STEM related teaching activities
spices nice ltd
Spices Nice Ltd.
  • Started 1972
  • Since 2004, part of the Kerry Group plc.
  • Produce spices, seasonings, coatings & cures for the retail butchering market
  • utilise ingredients from all over the world
  • Blend to either an in house recipe or to meet customer requirements
company structure
Company Structure….

DEREK GALLAGHER

GENERAL MANAGER

Production

Manager

Warehouse Manager

NPD

Manager

Technical

Manager

Sales Manager/

Key Accounts

Sales Manager/

Key Accounts

Customer Services -Accounts

Customer Services - Admin

Sales Rep.

NI

Sales Rep.

NI

Sales Rep.

NI

Production Supervisor

Technical Assistant

Customer Services

Warehouse

Sales Rep.

ROI

Sales Rep.

ROI

Production Operative

Warehouse

Operative

Production Operative

Production Operative

Warehouse Operative

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Career Opportunities & Pathways within Spices Nice Ltd

  • Production
  • Technical / Quality
  • New Product Development
  • Warehouse
  • Sales
  • Customer Services / Accounts
  • Management
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Production

“Production’s not that stressful John!”

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New Product Development

“Tasting all day – what could be better!”

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Technical / Quality

“Top notch quality systems at Spices Nice”!

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Warehouse / Sales

The ‘highs’ of this department!

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What were the high points / low points?

  • HIGH POINTS
  • Refreshing
  • Great to meet a very welcoming staff in a busy yet relaxed working environment – no school bells!
  • Buzz in a business
  • increased awareness of career opportunities within a food company, and the required skills / qualities
  • Seeing how staff manage themselves through defined roles – different to the classroom
  • LOW POINTS
  • The unknown when first arrived & not meeting Noel Gallagher!
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How will ‘Spices Nice’ impact my teaching in the future?

  • CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
  • Potential visit
  • Notice board display within department
  • use of real life situation photos within teaching (eg.packaging & labelling topic)
  • Opportunity for a school based project – 5 senses and new product development?

CAREERS

Greater understanding of the variety of careers within a food business- more equipped to help advise pupils

NEW CURRICULUM

Supports the importance of a content curriculum but equally the importance of a skills based curriculum to equip pupils for the workplace