Egg producer Noble Foods delivered an ‘egg-cellent’ careers day at Aegir Community Academy in Gainsborough just in time for Easter.

HR Business Partner Kirsty Black, who also volunteers as an Enterprise Adviser with the Greater Lincolnshire LEP’s Careers Hub, arranged for Noble Foods’ Commercial Development Chef David Parker to visit the school for an educational and fun session for the students.

Students had a ‘cracking’ time learning how to break an egg, the differences between types of eggs and the different types of egg production in the UK.  They also learned about the benefits of eggs as a source of protein in their diet.

David demonstrated how to cook an omelette and the students were able to make their own with assistance from the Noble Foods team.

Other fun activities included ‘Guess the type of egg’, ‘Weigh the egg’ and a task which involved navigating a wire loop along a bent wire course (in the shape of a hen) without setting off the buzzer.

“Noble Foods is a prominent business in Gainsborough and a leading supplier of fresh food brands to major retailers and consumers across the UK with familiar brands such as Happy Eggs and Big & Fresh,” said Alex Nightingale, Careers Hub Enterprise Coordinator at the Greater Lincolnshire LEP.

“It’s fantastic that Kirsty and the team could give the young students at Aegir Academy an insight into their work.

“Hopefully the session raised aspirations and inspired students to consider a career in the food sector where opportunities include culinary arts, food science and technology, nutrition, hospitality management, food journalism and entrepreneurship, providing opportunities for individuals with varying interests and skill sets.”

Kirsty Black added: “Our purpose is to better nourish people, animals and planet and it was an absolute pleasure for us to hold this event at Aegir Academy. The Noble team thoroughly enjoyed giving something back to our local community, educating students about our eggs and the health benefits they provide while providing an element of fun.”

Jude Downes, Careers Lead at Aegir Community Academy, said: “We continue to work closely with Noble Foods, our schools enterprise partner, and look forward to further activities in the coming months. Employer engagement is an important part of our careers offer as it helps students to develop confidence and communication skills and to find out more about opportunities within the local community.”

The Greater Lincolnshire Careers Hub is delivered by the Greater Lincolnshire LEP and funded by them and a range of other partners including Lincolnshire County Council.

If you would like to become an Enterprise Adviser, or if you think you can support the work of the Careers Hub in some other way, visit Working With Schools | Greater Lincolnshire LEP.