Gary Tamburro, Sales Manager Profine Limited – Building Our Skills (BOS) Champion

Gary has always been a huge supporter of Building Our Skills, mainly because he believes in the benefits a career in Fenestration can offer young people, and this is one of the reasons he signed up to support the ‘Inspiring the Future’ campaign.

The campaign is designed to encourage volunteers from the Fenestration industry, introducing them to schools and colleges in order for them to speak to students about their job role, career, and the industry itself.

Gary’s passion for the industry stems from his own personal experience, gaining a fantastic career working firstly on the shopfloor to now employed as an account manager selling for one of the industry’s largest PVCu profile companies.

Inspiring The Future – Case Study

Gary (on the right of the picture) attended Thorpedene Primary School in Southend-on-Sea. The school wanted the children to gain knowledge of different jobs and careers, so alongside other volunteers from different industries he was asked to chat to Year 2 students (6-7 year olds). He also attended a ‘Guess My Line’ morning assembly, where children asked yes or no questions to guess the job role of each volunteer.

‘I joined the Inspiring The Future programme because having young children myself, I imagine how difficult it’s going to be in the future for them to decide on a choice of career. Schools don’t always have adequate resources and have to rely on parents or teaching staff to introduce children to career choices; often overall knowledge is limited.

‘No one ever told me about the Fenestration industry when I left school, and my whole working experience has been based in this sector. The Inspiring the Future campaign allows representatives from any sector – from any job role, and at any level to sign up and make a difference by sharing their own work experiences with young people and children to help them better understand what’s available to them and to inspire them to think about their future.

‘I was able to take props into the assembly and demonstrate the products I work with and explain my role in sales, but prior to revealing my job role, I was asked if I was a footballer, singer, actor, YouTuber.  Expanding knowledge of the Fenestration industry to school children is not going to happen overnight, but the more industry people who get involved the better chance we have of attracting young people in the future.’