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John Lewis enables Virtual School students to enjoy Career WorkOut

Eight students from MK Virtual School, for young people in care, took part in a one-hour Career WorkOut session in John Lewis’ Community room. They met and interviewed seven diverse work guests. Student feedback questionnaires indicate the following remarkable increases in confidence from before to after the session: 67% increase in ‘I have a good […]

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Helping the next generation of workers – Louisa Allen, Risk Manager at Santander

Louisa Allen took part in Year 11 Career WorkOut sessions at Sir Herbert Leon Academy on Friday 14th of December 2018.  Find out more about Louisa’s experience.  “I’m a Risk Manager at Santander and I joined in June 2018. Prior to that I worked at The Open University for nearly 5 years”. “I think it’s […]

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Willmott Dixon come into third in Corporate Heroes volunteering league table

Construction company Willmott Dixon has leapt into third place in Worktree’s volunteering league table with 20 hours pledged for 2018-19 and 11 already booked. Celia Thompson, Framework Coordinator at Willmott Dixon, said:  “Willmott Dixon believe that creating aspirations is the key to a thriving and prosperous community. Children are being raised to understand ambition, responsibility and […]

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Paula and Hannah of Cranswick Convenience Foods taste Career WorkOut

Paula Trafialek is Human Resources & Payroll Administrator at Cranswick Convenience Foods.  Recently she took part in a one-hour Career WorkOut session with Year 9 students (aged 13-14) at St Paul’s Catholic School. “It was encouraging to know that there are a lot of very keen young people out there,” she said afterwards.  “It made me […]

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Thames Valley Police overtake The Open University

For the first time, Thames Valley Police have overtaken The Open University in Worktree’s league table of corporate volunteering 2017-18.  The Police have now booked 42 Career WorkOut sessions in 2017-18 (20 already attended) compared The OU’s 34 (26 already attended).  This compares with last year’s 29 sessions attended by staff from The Open University and […]

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Worktree 1992-2017

2017 marks Worktree’s 25th year in operation. Worktree was originally named Countec, created by Buckinghamshire County Council and the Training & Enterprise Council (TEC) for Milton Keynes & North Buckinghamshire, hence ‘Coun-tec’. In 2001 the company became a charity with its object being “the advancement of education of young people and employers in particular through the […]

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