Employers

Employers

Growing happy workers

Evidence from delivering Career WorkOut sessions over three years (total sample of 1,795 volunteers) shows that 99% of all guests enjoyed their experience and 97% agree (and more than half strongly agree) “I now feel more positive about my work”.  Not bad for one hour’s volunteering!

Employers who encourage their staff to volunteer in Career WorkOut and Primary WorkOut sessions (see below) are our corporate heroes!  They deliver benefits for their staff as well as young people.

In the 2017-18 school year, 519 volunteers from 164 companies attended 147 Career WorkOut sessions, volunteering a total of 1,297 hours with 6,547 students aged 11-18 in 10 MK secondary schools (including Stephenson Academy) and 31 homeless job-seeking residents of MK YMCA.  Also, 42 volunteers from 26 companies attended 13 Primary WorkOut sessions, volunteering a total of 92 hours with 876 pupils aged 9-11 in 13 MK primary schools.

Company No. Sessions pledged No. sessions booked to date No. sessions attended to date
Large companies

(250+ MK employees)

1 Network Rail 300 213 178
2 Santander UK Plc 100 150 132
3 NHBC 60 71 60
4 Thames Valley Police (MK) 50 61 45
5 The Open University 30 35 33
6 MK Council 20 21 16
7 Your MK 10 18 14
8 Sainsbury’s Argos 5 9 9
Medium companies

(50-249 MK employees)

1 Dentons UKMEA LLP 60 66 62
2 University of Buckingham 20 25 17
3 Cranswick Convenience Foods 15 19 16
4 Wilmott Dixon Construction 10 14 12
5 PJ Care 5 7 4
Small companies

(10-49 MK employees)

1 The Parks Trust 30 33 33
2 MyJobMatcher 10 12 8
3 Hewitsons LLP 10 10 10
4 Snozone MK 5 9 9
5 Metro Bank 5 6 6
6 SEMLEP 5 6 3
7 Natwest Bank 5 5 5
Small companies

(1-9 MK employees)

1 Avalanche Coaching 20 20 19
2 M P Beesley & Son 20 20 15
3 Onyx Recruitment 15 16 15
4 Walton Community Council 15 15 5
5 More Business Solutions 10 14 14
6 Midas Eyewear 10 13 13

With thanks to all companies who have pledged hours.

For last year’s results, see Corporate Heroes 2016-17, also Employee Heroes and Individual Heroes.

For more information on inputs, including the total number of volunteer work guests participating, click here.