Help young people explore different career options – Lydia D’Oyley, Routeco
Lydia D’Oyley is a Marketing Supervisor at Routeco for four years. Routeco is a Business-to-business (B2B) industrial automation and controls distributor.
“I came across Worktree on the STEM Ambassador programme and on LinkedIn. The “Speed Dating” style career session sounded interesting”.
“At Routeco, each employee can take one volunteer day per year out of the business to volunteer at an organisation of their choice. To make my day well-spent, I wanted to be able to make an impact in a short time. I felt that I could achieve that by volunteering for Worktree”.
“I volunteered at St Paul’s Catholic School. The students were separated into small groups, each group circulated around each volunteer to ask questions. I got to interact with students who asked me questions about my job, career journey, my educational background etc. We also covered topics such as work-life balance, stress management and time management. I also had the opportunity to promote Routeco as a company”.
“The young people were engaged and eager to share their ambitions and learn about my job. I feel good that I was able to make a difference. By sharing my knowledge and experience, I hope to have inspired young people to work hard for a better future. It was great to share with the young people what I do as most of them don’t know what Marketing is about and what the job involves. I enjoyed spending a day working with students to sharing my experience to help them explore different career options”.
“It was a rewarding and a fulfilling experience that I will recommend to anyone who wants to give back and make a difference to young people. The volunteers don’t have to prepare anything, they just need to answer simple questions from students about their jobs”.
On Thursday 24th November 2022, Worktree celebrated its 30th birthday (see key dates in history) by welcoming 70 business leaders and volunteers from past and present to a special awards evening at MK:U Innovation Hub in Central Milton Keynes. [gallery size="full"...
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