PG Paper Lesson Time
Once again, we welcomed Dunoon Grammar School National 5 German pupils to PG HQ, to discuss the importance of learning languages and foreign language communication in international business. The valuable partnership between PG Paper and Dunoon Grammar School has been ongoing since 2016, and four years on, the visits continue to encourage pupils to pursue language learning through their school career.
Time to Take the Test!
Emma and Deborah, from our sales and procurement teams, introduced PG Paper to the pupils, who then took part in a German language task to practice writing and speaking in German in preparation for upcoming exams. The pupils were a credit to the school; they were engaged, asked great questions about the paper industry, our international customer base and how we ship our paper and board across the globe.
Languages & International Business
PG Paper works in over 55 countries, and our multilingual team is well equipped to liaise with customers and suppliers in their native language, whether this is French, German, Italian, Swedish, Turkish or Mandarin! Naturally working with an international supply and customer base means that travel is part of the job for us here at PG, and the pupils were very keen to hear about the places we travel to all in the name of paper. Emma spoke about her trips to meet customers in North Africa, including Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, while Deborah spoke about trips to Europe to meet with suppliers including Germany, Italy and Belgium.
As well as the travel benefits, the pupils left with an understanding that it is not just the language that is valuable, but also the additional skills learning a language brings. Communication, cultural understanding, improved memory and improved mother tongue skills come hand in hand with learning a foreign language. These are the skills the young people will continue to develop as their foreign language capabilities improve, and these are the skills employers like PG Paper are always on the lookout for!
Success Supporting Tomorrow’s Leaders
Thanks to the S4 pupils and Mr Paterson, Principal Teacher of Modern Languages, for coming to see us. The pupils were a joy to have in PG Paper HQ and we look forward to partnering with the school in future.