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Launching ALfE course with MK YMCA

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  If you would […]

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MK Hospital Chief Enjoys Career WorkOut – 23.11.16

Worktree’s one-hour Career WorkOut sessions in schools attract all sorts of volunteers. Recently Joe Harrison, Chief Executive of MK University Hospital and credited with helping the Hospital achieve its highest Care Quality Commission rating ever last month, had his first go at it. Joe is the 15th NHS employee to have taken part since September. […]

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Theresa celebrates being shortlisted

Wow, she came close. Theresa Mercer (top right in picture), who has worked for Worktree for ten years, responded positively to being shortlisted but missing out on the Woman Leaders award for community impact. “Let’s do a human pyramid,” she said, “and get back to work next week.”

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Santander Sweeps To Third Place In Career WorkOut Commitment

Worktree trustees, staff and supporters are celebrating a successful start to the new school year. In September, volunteer work guests signed up for 426 hours of Career WorkOut in the year ahead and companies pledged a total of 1,123 hours. Sweeping into third place in the Pledges 2016-17 table was Santander with a pledge of […]

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Pledge Volunteer Hours in 2016-17

Dentons UMEA LLP leads the Pledges table with a massive 150 hours pledged for 2016-17.  Army Careers and YourMK are in joint second with 100 hours each. CLICK HERE to pledge the number of hours you will volunteer in Career WorkOut sessions in 2016-17.  Just put in the subject line of the email, ‘My/Our pledge is…hours’, then your […]

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Business and Education Leaders Launch #2000hours Career WorkOut Campaign

Business and education leaders have launched a campaign to recruit hundreds of employees to visit MK schools to answer students’ questions about their jobs. Organised by local employability charity Worktree, the ‘#2000hours’ campaign will sign up ordinary workers to join one-hour Career WorkOut sessions in six local schools over the coming year. In each Career […]

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Career WorkOut at Hazeley Academy 13.6.16

54 Year 7 students (11-12 year olds) and 10 work guests attended. 54 students completed questionnaires before and after the session showing: 12% increase in ‘I am confident making choices about my future work options’ 11% increase in ‘I have the employability skills I need to do well in work’ 19% increase in ‘I am confident talking […]

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Follow Arran’s Passion

Arran Stewart, one of the founders of MyJobMatcher, is committed to helping people achieve the most out of their lives.  He wants students to leave school with the right skill set for the World of Work and is leading a campaign to raise £25k from local businesses to support rollout of Worktree’s successful ‘Career WorkOut’ scheme:  to introduce every young […]

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