Hutchesons’ S4 Business Management pupils visited Terex Trucks in Motherwell last week.
Twenty pupils visited the Lanarkshire plant which is owned by Volvo and were able to apply their business knowledge to many aspects of Terex Trucks and got first-hand experience of the business world, which they all found very helpful and interesting.
Here, pupils Rachel Condie, Zainab Arfan, and Mary Lee talk about the visit.
“Terex Trucks is a global enterprise that ships their trucks - some weighing up to 100 tonnes - to countries such as South Africa, China and Russia. The company’s core values are safety, quality and social responsibility.
Our trip started off with a preview of one of the 100 tonne trucks. We were told about issues and impacts of understocking and overstocking, what Brexit means for Terex Trucks, etc. – and we even got to sit in the driver’s seat of one of the trucks!
Next, we saw the production line of all the trucks’ parts being assembled and our group supervisor, Julie Thomson, told us more about operations, careers, human resources and finance.
We also learned that Terex Trucks has the Quality Award ISO 9001 and the Environmental Award ISO 14001 – Terex is one of the first companies in the industry to be awarded this and is the first company in the Volvo Group to get this environmental award.
To end our day, we had talks from other members of the management team and apprentices.”