Author Archive | Tom Bulman

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Worktree volunteers celebrate record-breaking year

On Wednesday 18th July, 45 guests joined the Worktree staff and trustees for an end-of-year drinks reception and celebration of the year’s achievements:  571 volunteer work guests from 183 companies made 1346 guest appearances in 131 Career WorkOut sessions with 6,547 young people in 10 mainstream secondary schools, 4 special schools and the YMCA.  An additional […]

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Success for ‘Growing Primary Aspirations’ project 2018

In a project subsidised by a grant from MK Community Foundation, Worktree delivered Primary WorkOut and Primary World of Work sessions in 13 primary schools (a 14th to follow in November 2018).  The aim was to demonstrate to primary schools the value of these activities and encourage them consider paying full cost in future years. The […]

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Worktree contributes research on ‘meaningfulness’ of employer encounters

Worktree’s Tom Bulman presented a research paper at the 5th International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training in London on 5th July 2018.  Two Year 10 students from Lord Grey School ran the slide presentation and gave testimony of their experiences in careers events.  They had participated in the research along with 82 Year 8-12 […]

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Southwood pupils enjoy Primary WorkOut

49 Year 6 pupils (age 10-11) took part in a two-hour Primary WorkOut session at Southwood Primary School.  The volunteer work guests were HR Manager Anne Dodds of John Lewis, technical author Derek Cooper and clay modeler Richard Collins. Before/After questionnaire responses showed that the pupils experienced a 10.9% increase in ‘I know what job […]

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MK Council volunteers help young people into world of work

8 MK Councillors and Council staff have volunteered for 15 Career WorkOut sessions in local schools this year.  The most recent is Councillor Mohammed Khan (pictured) (see what he says about it). MK Council stands sixth in Worktree’s corporate volunteering league table. 5 Councillors have pledged or already delivered a financial contribution from their annual Councillor’s […]

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Executive Team host Career WorkOut at Network Rail HQ

16 Year 9 students from St. Paul’s Catholic School interviewed 12 members of Network Rail’s Executive Team in a one-hour Career WorkOut session at Quadrant:mk.  Click here for video of the Executive Team’s reactions. “I think it’s incredibly important that Network Rail connects with local communities,” said Mark Enright, Head of Customer Service Deliveries IT.  “We need […]

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