Holesaws & Accessories
Bandsaw Blades
Power Tool Accessories
Food Industry
Precision Hand Tools
Construction Hand Tools

Holesaws & Accessories

Bandsaw Blades

Power Tool Accessories

Food Industry

Precision Hand Tools

Construction Hand Tools

Latest Posts

Archives

A Day in the Life – With Jed Grammar Campus

Read Time: 3 Mins | February 4, 2022

Power Tools Accessories & Saw Blades, Starrett, Jedburgh

Starrett Community Projects



Students create their very own shortfilm documenting a ‘day in the life’ at Starrett, Jedburgh!


Early this November, we were delighted to welcome senior students from local high school, Jedburgh Grammar Campus to Starrett to create their very own film, titled ‘A Day in the Life of Starrett’, in partnership with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW), Borders.



Developing Young people in The Scottish Borders with Starrett UK/EU.

Who are ‘Developing The Young Workforce Borders’

As one of 21 regional groups across Scotland set up to bridge the gap between education and the world of work, Developing the Young Workforce Borders is an industry-led group, that aims to strengthen links between business and education, to engage, inspire and shape the young workforce in the Borders. Thus, helping young people be more work-ready and aware of the opportunities and pathways available to them – an initiative Starrett firmly supports.



Organising The Visit

Working with Jodie Martin, Starrett’s HR Manager, and the DYW Borders coordinator, an idea was conceived for students with an interest in marketing and media to visit Starrett and learn more about the company and digital media through hands-on kinaesthetic learning – filming their visit.

Once advertisements went out in the local school, it wasn’t long before interest was received from four eager students, so a date was set for their visit.

Power Tools Accessories & Saw Blades, Starrett, Jedburgh







Power Tools Accessories & Saw Blades, Starrett, Jedburgh

The Students Visit Starrett

Arriving at Starrett at 9am for a full day of interactive learning, the students and DYW coordinator were met by Chay Caldwell, Digital Marketing Specialist, and Stacey Ballantyne, UK Marketing Coordinator of the Starrett Marketing team. After the necessary covid and health & safety procedures were completed, it was time to get started.

Students were provided with an overview of Starrett and what our work involves, as well as an introduction to marketing, before being briefed on the day’s task of finding out what a day in the life of Starrett involves.

Diving straight in, the students were given all the necessary filming equipment and taught how to use it, before the marketing team led the students around the site, introducing them to each department, from IT to Finance, Export to Dispatch, and Customer Services to Sales. Along the way, students were briefed on the procedures of each department and could ask questions to learn more – which they came well prepared for – and collected quotes from team members to add to their film.


Meeting Starrett’s VP of Metrology

On the day of the student’s visit, David Allen, Vice President of Starrett Metrology Systems was also visiting Starrett, so an impromptu Q&A session was arranged with David and the students to learn more about how the company operates internationally.

The chat really made the student’s day and some even compared the feeling as similar to “meeting Jeff Bezos” – American entrepreneur and founder of Amazon.

Power Tools Accessories & Saw Blades, Starrett, Jedburgh

Power Tools Accessories & Saw Blades, Starrett, Jedburgh

Creating The Film

After the filming was complete, it was back to the office to learn about the editing process. Working with the students, they helped edit the footage, select the clips for the film, chose a backing track, and added in the most appropriate quotes. The students really got to see through the whole filmmaking process from the idea’s conception to the finished piece.




The Result

You can watch the 60-second video ‘A Day in the Life of Starrett’ below, or on our social media channels. We hope you enjoy watching the film and we would like to take this opportunity to wish the students every success as they venture forward with their learning and onwards to the working world.

Power Tools Accessories & Saw Blades, Starrett, Jedburgh




Back to All

Related Articles

FIND A UK DISTRIBUTOR

CUTTING SOLUTIONs SERVICE

Book a slot to discuss product application or information and speak directly with our professional Tech Team.

Book Now