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.
Author Archive | Tom Bulman
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 […]
I liked how the volunteer guests treated our students with complete respect and as adults. It was well run and fast moving so our students remained interested. I was apprehensive about the session as I didn’t think our students would engage well but they did and it was really fantastic – the best careers session […]
The students were genuinely engaged throughout the session and demonstrated excellent levels of maturity and interest. I saw them develop and grow to young adulthood before my eyes!
Worktree is pleased to announce the launch of a new 6-week Action Learning for Employability (ALfE) course with homeless young people aged 19-24 at MK YMCA. Funded by a community grant from the European Social Fund, this course will run along similar lines to the pilot with A4E in 2015 (see http://worktree.org/action-learning-for-employability-al4e/). If you would […]
I was striking a few conversations up with students about what their dream job was (as I am fortunate to do mine for a living) and I was shocked by how many of them were worried that they hadn’t decided what they wanted to do. They’re only 14/15 and seem to have a large amount […]
Network Rail has dramatically increased the number of volunteer hours pledged to Career WorkOut sessions by an incredible 200%, from 20 to 60 sessions in 2016-17. Two other companies have made similar commitments: Cranswick Convenience Foods have increased from 10 to 30; and The Open University from 5 to 15. Milton Keynes Council has also […]
David Ayres, who joined BI Worldwide as a Solutions Architect in 2012, has been out talking with local school students about his work for the company. In a one-hour ‘Career WorkOut’ session at Oakgrove School, David joined a circle of volunteer work guests from different companies in a carousel of 6-minute conversations in which student […]