Potash Graduate Joins The Team


A talented local graduate has joined York Potash after making the grade on the Company’s Undergraduate Programme.

Caroline Wilkinson, 28 has been appointed Environmental Management Assistant following a successful three years studying at the University of York and undertaking a series of work placements on the York Potash Undergraduate Programme.

In 2012, Caroline was one of the first students accepted onto the programme which offers young, local people who are studying for relevant degrees, a £9,000 bursary towards their respective studies and a chance to secure a permanent role with the firm after graduation.

Caroline previously worked as a Conservation Apprentice at the North York Moors National Park. Having lived in Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and Scarborough, Caroline is passionate about North Yorkshire and her work experience with the National Park Authority confirmed her ambition to work locally in an area that is very important to her.

She said: "I was nearing the end of my work experience at the National Park and had heard about the Project. I decided that I wanted to study Environmental Geography at university and saw working for York Potash as an opportunity to work in a part of Yorkshire that I love, whilst gaining the experience of working for a global company."

Following her acceptance onto the York Potash programme, the Company provided Caroline with opportunities to serve several industrial placements at firms including Royal HaskoningDHV and the Castle Group.

In her new role, Caroline is part of the team who will help to deliver a wide range of measures to mitigate the environmental impact of the York Potash Project.

Matt Parsons, Education and Skills Manager at York Potash said: “We are delighted that Caroline has joined us in permanent capacity and her experience and driven nature has impressed the team and we look forward to seeing her develop at the Company.

“Developing local skills is essential to our future operations and we are committed to taking on at least 15 young people on our Undergraduate Programme over the next five years. Recruitment for the next intake of students who will be starting university in September 2016 will commence in October this year.”

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