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Career WorkOut an ideal team volunteering opportunity – Xero

Christine Prince, Head of Workplace Experience at Xero, brought a team of colleagues to volunteer for Career WorkOut sessions at Denbigh School. “We wanted a local team volunteering opportunity,” said Christine, “and Worktree’s Career WorkOut was ideal. The students were really engaged and willing to ask questions to find out more about our jobs.” Two […]

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Vicci Stamp and Michal Opszala – John Lewis – This made me value my job decisions

Vicci (Catering Assistant) and Michal (Chef) of John Lewis attended their first Career WorkOut at St Paul’s Catholic School this month. They were encouraged by their line Manager, Laura Batchelor (Catering Section Manager) to take part. Vicci and Michal were involved in answering questions from small groups of students about their job, place of work, […]

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Shauna McKen and Matthew Hicks of ICAEW – We would definitely recommend doing this

Shauna McKen and Matthew Hicks of ICAEW attended their first Career WorkOut session this month at St Paul’s Catholic School. Read on to find out more about their experience. “I work at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).  I’ve been at ICAEW for 21 years. I work in the Professional Conduct […]

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Sarah Hodgkins – Owner and Artist at Charlotte Designs – “If I had something like this when I was at school, I am pretty sure I would have been doing this job much earlier”

“I am owner and artist at Charlotte Designs. I started the company in 2005 initially as a specialist interior designer for children’s spaces, but I moved into murals in 2009 and now design and paint murals for commercial and domestic clients throughout the UK”. “I speak a lot at schools and colleges, about careers in […]

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Melissa Higham – Human Resources Graduate, Kier Group – I came back with a renewed sense of purpose

Melissa joined the Worktree Team for a Career WorkOut session at Bridge Academy last week working with students who have emotional, medical or social difficulties. “I am a Human Resources Graduate at Kier and have been there since September 2018” “At Kier, we have a campaign called Shaping Your World, aiming to encourage young people […]

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Students ‘more positive about my life’ after new Wellbeing WorkOut session

On 16th May, Worktree delivered its first full day of ‘Wellbeing WorkOut’ sessions for Year 8 students at St. Paul’s Catholic School. Four groups of 60 students participated in a one-hour carousel of one-to-one peer conversations about personal wellbeing. To stimulate each conversation, students were presented with a screen statistic on a related issue – […]

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Tracey Lathwell – People Advisor, Tesco – It was great to be able to give insight and share experiences

Tracey Lathwell is a People Advisor at Tesco and has been there for 13 years. Tracey took part in her first Career WorkOut at The Radcliffe School last week. “I was contacted by Theresa Mercer of Worktree through LinkedIn and decided to give it a go. I have also done similar volunteer sessions with the […]

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Sharon Rai, Entrepreneur Development Manager, Natwest – The hour flies by, and there’s no prep needed

Sharon Rai is Entrepreneur Development Manager for the NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator programme in Milton Keynes. “I have been here for almost 2 years. Initially I joined as an Acceleration Manager, coaching our Entrepreneurs, and then was promoted to Development Manager, responsible for building the Entrepreneurship community in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. I work to […]

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