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 by the end of May 2017. […]
We have sponsored Worktree a few times and always been impressed by the number of children they reach and the opportunities we get to talk about what we do.
When I heard the presentation at MK Soup, giving something to Worktree just seemed like the right thing to do.
Sponsoring Worktree has helped us to engage with our local community.
Jo Trotter, Visitor Experience Manager of MK Gallery, volunteered as a work guest in a one-hour Career WorkOut session with homeless young people at YMCA on Worktree’s ‘Action Learning for Employability’ programme. “I really enjoyed the session and meeting the YMCA residents,” she said. “I was surprised at how open they were. “I was aware that […]
I liked how the volunteer guests treated our students with complete respect and as adults. It was well run and fast moving so our students remained interested. I was apprehensive about the session as I didn’t think our students would engage well but they did and it was really fantastic – the best careers session […]
The students were genuinely engaged throughout the session and demonstrated excellent levels of maturity and interest. I saw them develop and grow to young adulthood before my eyes!
Worktree has completed 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 participated in […]
I was striking a few conversations up with students about what their dream job was (as I am fortunate to do mine for a living) and I was shocked by how many of them were worried that they hadn’t decided what they wanted to do. They’re only 14/15 and seem to have a large amount […]
Lisa Mantle, Solicitor and Commercial Property Partner at Howes Percival LLP (MK) took part in a one hour Career WorkOut as a guest at Walton High on the 31st of January 2017. “We sat in small groups of 3 students per guest. They had 7 minutes to ask questions of the guests and were given […]