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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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David Ayres, Solutions Architect, BI Worldwide

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 […]

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John Clarkson, Willmott Dixon Construction

John Clarkson, who joined Willmott Dixon last year, has been out talking with local school students about his work for the company.  In a one-hour ‘Career WorkOut’ session at Oakgrove School, John joined a circle of volunteer work guests from different jobs in a carousel of 6-minute conversations in which student groups of 3-4 asked […]

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Joe Harrison, CEO of MK University Hospital

Worktree’s one-hour Career WorkOut sessions in schools attract all sorts of volunteers. Recently Joe Harrison, Chief Executive of MK University Hospital, had his first go of it. Joe is the 15th NHS employee to have taken part since September. “I thought it would be a good opportunity to highlight the whole range of career opportunities […]

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Alan Cusdin - Santander 15.10.15

Alan Cusdin, Head of Monitoring for Corporate & Commercial Risk, Santander

Santander has pledged 100 hours to volunteering in ‘Career WorkOut’, a new scheme which encourages workers from all backgrounds to talk to young people in schools about their work. This puts Santander third in a new volunteering league table published by Worktree, MK’s leading employability education charity.  In September alone, 39 Santander staff signed up […]

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Thomas Merchant, Niftylift, March16

Career WorkOut Case Study: Tom Merchant of Niftylift

Tom Merchant, 21, is a Senior Technician Apprentice with Niftylift, MK-based manufacturer of cherry pickers, work platforms and more. In 2015, he participated in a one-hour Career WorkOut event at St. Paul’s School organised by charity Worktree. “Part of my job role includes visiting local schools and talking to students about my experience of becoming […]

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WorkOut Guest case study: Dawn Clark of Barclays

Dawn Clark of Barclays Bank has attended several Career WorkOut events and found the hour spent with the students very rewarding and worthwhile. “The students have been keen to understand the opportunities of employment in the local area and asked very pertinent questions,” she said. “It seems that the session really helps build their confidence […]

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