Hartlepool students meet business big-hitters

HOUSE CALL: Simon Turner, president of Huntsman Pigments, talks with pupils at a special careers event held at Dyke House Sports and Technology College.
HOUSE CALL: Simon Turner, president of Huntsman Pigments, talks with pupils at a special careers event held at Dyke House Sports and Technology College.

YOUNGSTERS at a town secondary school were given the opportunity to meet some of the world’s biggest hitters in business.

Senior bosses from Huntsman Pigments turned up at Dyke House College of Technology, in Hartlepool, to hold the Huntsman International Careers Fair.

Pupils at Dyke House Sports and Technology College finding out about possible careers opportunities at Huntsman International.

Pupils at Dyke House Sports and Technology College finding out about possible careers opportunities at Huntsman International.

The pupils, and their parents, attended the unique event to learn about opportunities within the company and the skills they would need to be a success within a firm like that.

Susan Sheldrick, career development manager at Dyke House, said: “Huntsman Pigments is an award winning, leading global producer of specialist titanium dioxide pigments.

“Their pigments and additives add performance and colour to thousands of everyday items from paints, inks, plastics and concrete to cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and food. With more than 200 years of experience they operate from over 30 locations worldwide and employ over 4,500 people.

“We were thrilled to be able to host the Huntsman International careers fair at Dyke House College for young people in Hartlepool and their parents too.

“Huntsman’s most senior executives were on hand to talk about career opportunities, qualifications and the employability skills sought by a global market leader.

“It is a unique chance to learn more about the many exciting career opportunities that exist with Huntsman Pigments globally.”

The job types represented included manufacturing, engineering, research, finance, human resources, marketing, management, sales, and legal.

The event also saw attendance by students from the other secondary schools in Hartlepool and also from Hartlepool College of Further Education and Hartlepool Sixth Form College.