Helston Railway Commitment to the local community
THE WAY WE WORK
Everything we do - we do with the local community.
We work with local colleges who run engineering and construction courses to give their students valuable work experience being mentored by our volunteers who typically have 40+ years of industry experience.
We work with young people -
• Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme
• Prince's Trust, Scouts and Boys Brigade
• Working Skills Academy at Cornwall College (in conjunction with the local Job Centres)
And by providing work experience for local people with learning difficulties and other disabilities.
Disability Confident Volunteers
And we can do this because we do not have the normal constraints of companies who are restricted by commercial factors such as productivity and quality.
Click here for details of how we work - Community Support Program
Student Days - Project work at the Railway
One Sunday each month.
The idea behind this is to develop the young people’s skills and experience base, as well as looking at the long-term future of the railway and bringing the next generation of Heritage Railway Volunteers through the ranks.
For further details on how to participate in this program contact Paul Hawken our Training Manager.
Community Support Program
Download details about our Community Support Program - click here
Benefits of a Youth Program
Creating an early interest in engineering and railways is central to the long term survival of the railway.
An exemplary example of the benefits of a youth strategy is our Chairman - James Packman. He was first involved a teenager in the early 2000's - in fact he was present at the very first meetings back in 2001/2.