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Jane Tarrant – aZtec Commercial Cleaning

Jane Tarrant has been Business Development Manager at aZtec Commercial Cleaning since October 2017. “I heard about Worktree at a networking event. I realised that a Career WorkOut session was an opportunity not only to network with other local business people, but provided an invaluable channel of information for kids who aren’t used to asking adults […]

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“Very rewarding” – Sharon Boot, Mears PLC

Sharon Boot is Customer & Community Manager at Mears PLC, where she has worked since May 2017.  Mears’ business is to maintain the Council properties throughout Milton Keynes and Mears employs various tradesmen such as electricians, carpenters & plumbers as well as administration support roles such as customer care, finance and call handling. “As Mears […]

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Jon Manning @MK College with SPS students 3.12.18

“Share your stories with these brilliant, bright, enthusiastic young people” – Jon Manning, Arthur Ellis: Mental Health Support

Jon Manning is the founder of Arthur Ellis: Mental Health Support which has been going for a year so far.  Jon took part in a Career WorkOut for the first time earlier this week.  Read on to hear about Jon’s experience. “My journey at school wasn’t easy, I have a mental health condition which had […]

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Alison Smith & team - NR - Oak 21.11.18

Network Rail, Research, Development and Technology team take part in their first Career WorkOut

Alison Smith (Senior Programme Manager – Research, Development & Technology) of Network Rail and her colleagues Robert Forde (Programme Manager), Janine Fountain (Programme Manager) and David Rowe (Head of Strategy) to take part in a Career WorkOut session at Oakgrove School. Alison said: “I really enjoyed seeing how positive the students were and also listening […]

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Young Carers 22.11.18

Young Carers enjoy Worktree’s first ever evening Career WorkOut

In Worktree’s first ever delivery of an evening session,  10 young carers aged 16-24 met seven volunteer work guests in a Career WorkOut session at Eaglestone Community Centre. In feedback afterwards, guests said: “It was a positive experience…it was nice to share work/life experiences and be able to possibly influence the choices of the younger […]

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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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MK&Bucks SME Awards 2018

Worktree chosen charity of MK & Bucks Business Awards 2019

The University of Buckingham has chosen local employability education charity Worktree as the beneficiary for the SME (Small Medium Enterprise) MK and Buckinghamshire Business Awards 2019.  Closing date for entry to the awards is Tuesday 20th November, click here to enter. The awards celebrate the achievements of businesses in the local area and Worktree will be sponsored for […]

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ymca 2.11.18

Worktree guests support YMCA vision

These are exciting times for MK YMCA.  The new build in CMK is underway, so more MK young people can be helped out of homelessness and towards secure employment. Today six Worktree guests from different work backgrounds answered questions about their experiences of work…and learned more about how the YMCA is working now and planning […]

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