Fresh Talent at South Ormsby Estate – New Opportunities for Young People
At South Ormsby Estate, we know that investing in the future means investing in the region’s young people. That’s why we want to recruit more young people this year, through the Kickstart scheme, through our graduate programme and through our Saturday Club for 13-17-year-olds.
South Ormsby Estate occupies c.3,000 acres in the beautiful heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. From this foundation, we want to build a sustainable and dynamic rural economy that will allow business, the environment and local people to thrive together. Fulfilling this vision over the decades and generations to come will require the hard work, vitality and ingenuity of today’s youth.
As Graduate Placement Officer, Clarice Weston is both job coach and mentor for all our young workers. Clarice brings organisational skills from a working life in secretarial and PA roles, as well as a flair for leadership and problem-solving from her time as a leader and chairman in the Scout Movement.
“I’m a doer, an outdoor person,” said Clarice. “I lead by example. If there’s a beach session or a pond visit, I’m not a bystander, I’m in the water. I’ll always leap in and have a go. I’ll always join in with the kids. I’ve got a secretarial background and I love admin, paperwork and getting organised. I find my role at South Ormsby Estate exciting. It’s all about opening up the world to the next generation, and there are so many different areas of work around the estate to get stuck into.
“We’re going to see some big changes this year, subject to safe working conditions. As part of the national Kickstart scheme, we’ll be looking for keen, hard-working 16 to 24-year-olds to undertake paid work placements around the estate. There are likely to be vacancies in gardening, IT, agriculture and general estate work. For young people who are go-getting and willing to learn, there are skills and opportunities here that could lead to good careers right here in Lincolnshire.
“It’ll be part of my job to support Kickstart workers and help them with the skills, motivation and knowledge that will see them thrive. As well as the core aspects of their day jobs, they’ll get better at team-working, timekeeping, writing a CV and acing an interview.