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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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Ymca 3.3.17

ALfE course with MK YMCA

Worktree has completed its first delivery 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 was designed along similar lines to the pilot with A4E in 2015 and intended for 12 participants. 21 YMCA residents […]

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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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