“It’s important for BAME pupils to see” – Suresh Nesaratnam, The Open University

by | Sep 15, 2019 | News, Volunteer Story

Suresh Nesaratnam is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Engineering at The Open University (The OU), where he has worked for 28 years. Before joining The OU, he worked in several different Environmental Engineering roles across four different countries. 

Suresh has been a Worktree volunteer for six years and is actively involved in Worktree’s campaign to recruit more volunteers from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.

“I decided to support the campaign because I feel it’s important for BAME pupils to see that there are BAME people in all sorts of roles, including many that the pupils may not have been aware of.  When I look back on my own experience as a teenager, I remember that the careers I was familiar with were those of my parents and uncles and aunts (largely civil servants and Police Officers). It’s brilliant that Worktree is giving the opportunity for youngsters to know something about the vast array of jobs that they can aspire to”.

As to why someone should volunteer for Worktree, Suresh says:  “It’s an interesting and rewarding experience which you will enjoy, and which gives the pupils an immense insight into the arena of work.”

If you would like to volunteer in a one-hour Career WorkOut session, go to www.worktree.org/events.

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