Worktree has completed its pilot delivery of two 6-week Action Learning for Employability (ALfE) course with homeless young people at MK YMCA, including a weekly one-hour Career WorkOut session…and the results are positive. 14 participants (58% of registered starters) have progressed to positive destinations: five into employment, two apprenticeships, five into education and two into volunteering. Over […]
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At Worktree’s annual Volunteering Awards on 13th July, Network Rail received the Top Company award for its corporate volunteering in Career WorkOut. In an exciting finish to Worktree’s biggest every year for volunteering (total 1,526 hours volunteered), Network Rail overtook and pulled away from Santander, who came second. The Top Company award was collected by […]
At Worktree’s annual Volunteering Awards, Mondira Sinha-Ray won the Top Individual Award with an incredible 56 Career WorkOut sessions attended in 2016-17. The award was presented to Mondira by Alan Bullen, Chair of Worktree Trustees, and Theresa Mercer (pictured above).
On Friday 30th June, 12 more work guests poured into The Radcliffe School for its 18th one-hour Career WorkOut session this year. Worktree’s Career WorkOut sessions have reached more than 900 Radcliffe students aged 11-18 so far this year. Friday’s session was with 45 Year 9 students (aged 13-14). In post-session evaluation questionnaires, all 12 […]
On 22nd June, 15 volunteer work guests attended a Career WorkOut session with 72 Year 8 pupils at Akeley Wood independent school. This was the first time Worktree has delivered a session at Akeley Wood. It was also the first Career WorkOut experience for Adrian Sherlock, Director of Software Support at ISBAN, the technology […]
It costs £5 for a student to meet eight work guests in a Career WorkOut session. £3 of this is paid by schools, but the remainder must be raised from employers and parents. To reach our target of 9,000 students next year (up 50% from this year), we need to raise £25k. So we have launched a new Sponsorship programme which […]
We have sponsored Worktree a few times and always been impressed by the number of children they reach and the opportunities we get to talk about what we do.
When I heard the presentation at MK Soup, giving something to Worktree just seemed like the right thing to do.
Sponsoring Worktree has helped us to engage with our local community.
Jo Trotter, Visitor Experience Manager of MK Gallery, volunteered as a work guest in a one-hour Career WorkOut session with homeless young people at YMCA on Worktree’s ‘Action Learning for Employability’ programme. “I really enjoyed the session and meeting the YMCA residents,” she said. “I was surprised at how open they were. “I was aware that […]