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    Our responsibility to our community and our people is important to us

    Community outreach

    Tharsus is involved in various community outreach programmes. We believe this is essential to encourage the engineers of the future- benefiting us AND the community.

    Lynda Featonby is our Community Outreach Coordinator. A large part of her role involves local schools, working with children of primary school age all the way through to secondary school and college students. We will visit - and be visited by - schools to excite and inspire the young engineers of the future, telling them about the exciting career opportunities available to them in engineering right here on their doorstep. 

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    Lynda Featonby, Tharsus’ Community Outreach Coordinator 

    Elsewhere in the business we'll be introducing our 'Bring Your Child to Work Day' which is a great opportunity for our mums and dads to show off their place of work to their children. The children will spend the day here doing 'mini engineering' activities to get a glimpse of their parents' working day.

    We'll be increasing our involvement with local charities and organisations too, including North East Local Enterprise Partnership and the Common Room of the Great North to further encourage and excite young people about engineering in the UK.

    Meanwhile three of our intrepid engineers are involved in 'FIRST LEGO' League in North Tyneside. This is a STEM competition for young people organised by FIRST (presenting a real-world scientific challenge across the UK and Ireland. Our engineers act as mentors for teams and are involved with the judging at a regional level.

    Green initiative

    We're committed to reducing our environmental impact as much as we can. We have a Green Committee working on how we do this. Throughout our offices and shop floor, we run a comprehensive recycling scheme for various materials including hazardous waste disposal.

    We operate a ‘no catalogues’ policy. That is to say we send back or turn down any catalogues offered to us, which cuts down our paper consumption. In a similar vein, we print on recycled paper and only when necessary, as we move towards our ultimate aim - a paperless office. 

    Employee wellbeing

    Our Employee Committee works to continuously improve our peoples' wellbeing at work. 

    Tharsus Annual Employee Awards: Tharsus is thriving and growing and we are very aware that our continued success is due to the hard work of our people. Our annual awards scheme celebrates those who - in actions or attitude - align with our goals, strategy and culture.

    After nomination  by colleagues, finalists chosen by our Awards Committee celebrate at our annual awards dinner and overnight stay in a luxury hotel.

    Cycle to work scheme: We like to help and encourage all our people to keep active through our cycle to work scheme. We offer subsidised bikes and staff showers at work.