Author Archive | Tom Bulman

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Career WorkOut has positive impact on 58% of homeless job-seekers in YMCA pilot

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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Worktree awards

Network Rail wins Top Company award for volunteering 2016-17

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 […]

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Rad 30.6.17

12 more work guests at The Radcliffe School

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 […]

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thermometer 25.5.17

Sponsorship Target Update

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 […]

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Jo Trotter, MK Gallery

Jo Trotter, MK Gallery

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 […]

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