In some Career WorkOut sessions in local schools, more than 50% of the students are non-white. Milton Keynes’ working population is 25% non-white. But rarely are more than 15% of our volunteers in Career WorkOut sessions non-white. Sometimes none are. Skin colour matters. We are delighted to have more than 1,600 Worktree volunteers, representing hundreds […]
Author Archive | Tom Bulman
I enjoyed meeting the electrician. Now I’ve applied for a course in Electrical Installation, it’s a huge weight off my shoulders. I’m no longer interested in studying sports or to be a PE teacher.
It was interesting meeting people with different jobs. It made me feel more confident talking with people I don’t know…in interviews. It made me want to do better in Maths so I can do Finance.
I found out about many different jobs I didn’t know existed and it made me have a wider range of ideas for my future. I realised I need my GCSEs as it gives me more opportunities.
NHBC, the National House-Building Council, has risen three places in Worktree’s volunteering league table for large companies, overtaking John Lewis, MK University Hospital NHS FT and MK Council to take 5th place, https://worktree.org/employers/what-you-can-do/corporate-heroes/.
I have attended a number of events where volunteers interact with school students. When I was at the BBC I helped drive the annual BBC News School Report day. And I have been involved with Robert Peston’s “Speakers for Schools” and also Founders4Schools. All of these groups do excellent work trying to inspire large numbers […]
At the end of the recent Career WorkOut day at Shenley Brook End School, headteacher Chris Holmwood received Worktree’s 2018 Career WorkOut certificate (pictured left) and said thank you to all the volunteer guests who have answered together the questions of more than 500 Year 8 students.
Edward Sepke has been Workplace Facilities Manager for the Central Estates at Network Rail since November 2017.Why did you decide to do a Career WorkOut session with Worktree? “I have volunteered in Worktree’s Career WorkOut sessions at The Radcliffe School, Walton High, St. Paul’s Catholic School and YMCA. How did it make you feel about young […]
Jane Tarrant has been Business Development Manager at aZtec Commercial Cleaning since October 2017. “I heard about Worktree at a networking event. I realised that a Career WorkOut session was an opportunity not only to network with other local business people, but provided an invaluable channel of information for kids who aren’t used to asking adults […]
Sharon Boot is Customer & Community Manager at Mears PLC, where she has worked since May 2017. Mears’ business is to maintain the Council properties throughout Milton Keynes and Mears employs various tradesmen such as electricians, carpenters & plumbers as well as administration support roles such as customer care, finance and call handling. “As Mears […]