Engineers litter pick to help keep Whiteley clean
A team of 16 NATS engineers spent a day picking litter in Whiteley on June 10 as part of an effort to keep it clean.
The volunteers from the Early Careers Scheme organised this with Whiteley Town Council to help protect the community.
The Early Careers Scheme is an accredited two-year programme that provides high quality training for graduate, placement, apprentices and engineering technician recruits for NATS.
Jonathan Marmont, Placement System Engineer, who organised the event, said: “Whiteley is such a beautiful area to work in and the litter pick was something we could club together to do to help preserve the natural habitats and keep it clean for everyone to enjoy.
“As we are all new at NATS, the team-building element to this has been an added perk for us.”
Vicky Newhouse, Engineering Manager for the Early Careers Scheme, said: “Every year the graduates are asked to undertake a charity or community event and I am delighted the team have decided to do this for the community. It shows that every effort is being made by NATS to help the area we live and work in.”
The litter pick is just one example of how NATS employees give back to their community. The Early Careers team have also organised a charity quiz for NATS workers raising funds for Cancer Research UK and the Stroke Association.
Nicki Oliver, Town Clerk at Whiteley Town Council, added: “Litter is an ongoing problem for local councils and we appreciate the time the volunteers at NATS are taking to help keep our community tidy.”