On 22nd June, 15 volunteer work guests attended a Career WorkOut session 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 arm of Santander. “What I […]
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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 […]
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 has completed its first delivery 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 was designed along similar lines to the pilot with A4E in 2015 and intended for 12 participants. 21 YMCA residents […]
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 […]