Business Trip: A Visit to JCB Headquaters
Seeing a large and successful business in operation will always be of benefit to a Business Studies student, especially when the business is one of the largest privately owned companies in the UK. A visit to JCB headquarters in Staffordshire gave AS Business Studies students the opportunity to see behind the scenes at one of the world's top three manufacturers of construction equipment. Spending time at JCB was also invaluable experience for A2 students working on a research project about UK Manufacturing.
The visit included a full guided tour of the JCB plant, covering many areas ranging from those devoted to production and assembly right through to the staff gym. Seeing so many areas of the business provided students with a good understanding of the importance of manufacturing and business culture as well as a company’s employment ethos. It also gave staff and students a chance to see where those iconic yellow diggers originate from!