Peacocks proudly support Technicians Make it Happen Campaign


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  • Billie Grahamslaw - photo credit Leonora Saunders
  • Alan Proud - Photo credit Leonora Saunders

This week a national campaign which seeks to inspire the nation’s next generation of makers and creators launches its second round of case studies at the New Scientist Live Exhibition in London.

The Technician Make it Happen campaign will showcase inspiring photography by renowned photographer, Leonora Saunders, who came to Peacocks earlier this year to capture two of our own technicians in their working environment for the exhibition.

Make it Happen!

Peacocks employs a number of technicians across the whole business covering a wide variety of roles and are key to the functionality and success of what we do.

Our very own Insoles Technician, Billie Grahamslaw and Senior Orthotics Technician, Alan Proud are featured within the campaign. Showcasing the incredible work they complete on a daily basis and demonstrating how they have focused on NVQs and work-based training to enhance their careers

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Chris Peacock, Chairman explains: “Peacocks Technicians are the heart and soul that goes into the orthotic products that we make – which ultimately allow patients to live more comfortable and able lives. Making a difference in this way is something we are enormously proud of.”

This is why we are a proud supporter of the Gatsby Foundations Technicians Make it Happen Campaign. A campaign which has been created to demonstrate and support the various roles, career routes and work conducted by many fantastic technicians across the UK.

Become a Technician

Technicians from a variety of career backgrounds will also attend the launch to discuss their work, career routes and inspire those looking to transition into a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) career.

Michelle Rea, Gatsby Education team, said: “We want to show people the wealth of careers they can unlock by training as a technician. University not for you? No problem, with a technical education course or an apprenticeship you could become a technician and help build a better future.”

Peacocks believe it is important to support the growth of technician roles within the UK by promoting the diverse routes available when becoming a technician and the fantastic career opportunities presented. We are extremely proud to be supporting the Technicians Make it Happen campaign and look forward to seeing Billie and Alan’s photography exhibition tour the UK across the next year. Tour dates will be published here – look out for it coming to your region!