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Get your WOW stocking filler now

Looking for something small, fun and educational for a 9-13 year old this Christmas?  Book a January Career WorkOut session before 15th December and we’ll send you a free deck of our original World of World (WOW) trumps-style playing cards. When you have booked a session in January, click here to enter your post address and we’ll send […]

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Atos’ Dan Taylor wins Worktree 25th Anniversary prize

The 25th person to sign up for a Career WorkOut session, following the launch of our prize competition 10 days ago, was Dan Taylor of Atos, a European IT services corporation.  We offer our warm congratulations to him and look forward to presenting his prize when he attends the Career WorkOut session at St. Paul’s Catholic […]

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Worktree celebrates 25th birthday

Believe it or not, Worktree has existed as a company since 1992 (registered no 2698919 as ‘Countec Ltd’), so this year celebrates its 25th birthday.  In 2001 we became a charity (registered no 1089125).  Over more than 20 years we placed 50,000 MK teenagers in work experience placements, organised more than 1,000 business visits to schools […]

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Ken Rolston, BioTissue

Ken Rolston is a sales rep for American company BioTissue which procures, processes, stores and distributes preserved amniotic membrane (placenta).  His job is to call on ophthalmologists, optometrists, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in the New York City area.  He has worked for the company for five years and, while visiting MK this month, took […]

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Career WorkOut reaches young inmates in Oakhill STC

Seven volunteer guests visited Oakhill Secure Training Centre to meet with eight young offenders aged 14-17. The session proved to be uplifting for the young people.  All said afterwards that it had been enjoyable. “Life skills are important,” said one.  “I’ve learned it’s important to always make eye contact.” “It was good to hear how […]

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MK College students thrive in Dentons Den

18 MK College students enjoyed a full day of employability training delivered by Worktree at Dentons UKMKEA LLP.  This was the start of a competition to win a two-day work experience placement at Dentons.  The training included a one-hour Career WorkOut session in which the students met and interviewed 13 members of Dentons’ team, representing […]

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New booking system gets thumbs up from first user

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new booking system for Career WorkOut sessions.  Funded by MK Community Foundation and designed by Prominent Media, this will enable volunteers to view live updates on our website and book single or multiple sessions more quickly.  The new system will enable us to build up fuller profiles of individual […]

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