Sacla’ awards 3 University scholarships

5 May 2021

Working Options News

Sacla’, the Pesto Pioneers, has just awarded 3 new financial scholarships for university study as part of its established partnership with us.  This is part of an ongoing programme of supporting students.

Each student will receive a financial scholarship worth £5K for each year of their food or business management-related degree course. All the students will get the opportunity to carry out work experience placements at Sacla’ headquarters in Beaconsfield with the possibility of employment at the end.

Xavier James of St Francis Xavier Sixth Form College, who is planning to study a degree in Dietetics at Coventry in September said of his award:

“This is an opportunity for me to get vital work experience in the industry which will improve my job prospects in the future, as well as providing me with great networking opportunities. I’m looking forward to my work experience at Sacla’ over this summer and learning more about the inner workings of a food business.”

Ceana Agbro who attends Woodhouse College is planning to study Business Management at Kings College London or Queen Mary University London.

“Receiving this award means I don’t need to worry about finances regarding university so I can focus on my degree. The work experience will help me to identify the business area that I would like a career in. I’m excited about the work experience! I look forward to expanding my knowledge regarding the business.”

Liam Hughes who attends Samuel Whitbread Academy is planning to study Maths and Economics at the University of Bristol.

“Now I have the scholarship, it has given me extra motivation to succeed and obtain the highest level grades. The financial aspect means it will help me fund my university expenses and give me extra time to study as there will be reduced pressure on getting a job while attending university.  The work experience will allow me to gain further knowledge and experience in a field I would like a career in and give me extra experience over other graduates.”

Clare Blampied, Managing Director of Sacla’ said:

“We are so excited to support these students in the next stage of their education, and have a feeling that they will each benefit from the sponsorships in their own unique way. Post pandemic, we hope others will share our enthusiasm and extend support to help those from less advantaged backgrounds reach their potential.

Sacla’ is a long-time supporter of Working Options and it’s fantastic that they are continuing to support young people in this way. It’s tough ahead financially for young people leaving school or sixth form college and considering university. We’d encourage other companies that are able to offer scholarship opportunities or work experience placements to get in touch with us.

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