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Worktree volunteers celebrate record-breaking year

On Wednesday 18th July, 45 guests joined the Worktree staff and trustees for an end-of-year drinks reception and celebration of the year’s achievements:  571 volunteer work guests from 183 companies made 1346 guest appearances in 131 Career WorkOut sessions with 6,547 young people in 10 mainstream secondary schools, 4 special schools and the YMCA.  An additional […]

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Success for ‘Growing Primary Aspirations’ project 2018

In a project subsidised by a grant from MK Community Foundation, Worktree delivered Primary WorkOut and Primary World of Work sessions in 13 primary schools (a 14th to follow in November 2018).  The aim was to demonstrate to primary schools the value of these activities and encourage them consider paying full cost in future years. The […]

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Worktree contributes research on ‘meaningfulness’ of employer encounters

Worktree’s Tom Bulman presented a research paper at the 5th International Conference on Employer Engagement in Education and Training in London on 5th July 2018.  Two Year 10 students from Lord Grey School ran the slide presentation and gave testimony of their experiences in careers events.  They had participated in the research along with 82 Year 8-12 […]

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“Thrilled to help” – Jane, Sat, Anita and Craig of Santander

Santander’s Jane Green and Sat Mistry, (pictured left) both marketing managers who have worked at Santander for 10 years and 7 months respectively recently took part in a Career WorkOut session at St Paul’s Catholic School. Later that morning,  Anita Pereira and Craig Triggs, (pictured right) also attended a Career WorkOut session at the same School.  […]

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Southwood pupils enjoy Primary WorkOut

49 Year 6 pupils (age 10-11) took part in a two-hour Primary WorkOut session at Southwood Primary School.  The volunteer work guests were HR Manager Anne Dodds of John Lewis, technical author Derek Cooper and clay modeler Richard Collins. Before/After questionnaire responses showed that the pupils experienced a 10.9% increase in ‘I know what job […]

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Career WorkOut makes you feel really enthused about your role afterwards – Charlotte Lutz, Network Rail

Charlotte Lutz of Network Rail has recently become involved in Worktree’s Career WorkOut program. “I am the Executive Assistant to the Managing Director, Route Services at Network Rail. The Managing Director, Route Services sits on our Executive Committee reporting directly into our Chief Executive”. “I have worked for Network Rail for 10 years, with the […]

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