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Career WorkOut has positive impact on 58% of homeless job-seekers in YMCA pilot

Worktree has completed its pilot delivery of two 6-week Action Learning for Employability (ALfE) course with homeless young people at MK YMCA, including a weekly one-hour Career WorkOut session…and the results are positive.  14 participants (58% of registered starters) have progressed to positive destinations:  five into employment, two apprenticeships, five into education and two into volunteering. Over […]

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Network Rail wins Top Company award for volunteering 2016-17

At Worktree’s annual Volunteering Awards on 13th July, Network Rail received the Top Company award for its corporate volunteering in Career WorkOut.  In an exciting finish to Worktree’s biggest every year for volunteering (total 1,526 hours volunteered), Network Rail overtook and pulled away from Santander, who came second.  The Top Company award was collected by […]

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Rad 30.6.17

12 more work guests at The Radcliffe School

On Friday 30th June, 12 more work guests poured into The Radcliffe School for its 18th one-hour Career WorkOut session this year.  Worktree’s Career WorkOut sessions have reached more than 900 Radcliffe students aged 11-18 so far this year. Friday’s session was with 45 Year 9 students (aged 13-14).  In post-session evaluation questionnaires, all 12 […]

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Tweets from Akeley Wood Students

We asked the yr8 students of Akeley Wood School to write a ‘Tweet’ about their Steps into Work Day. Here we have the top 4 tweets: Today I learnt something about business and working, I learnt that it ain’t easy, I learnt that it ain’t a breeze, I learnt to take risks and or dare, I learnt […]

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thermometer 25.5.17

Sponsorship Target Update

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 […]

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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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