John Lewis enables Virtual School students to enjoy Career WorkOut
Eight students from MK Virtual School, for young people in care, took part in a one-hour Career WorkOut session in John Lewis’ Community room. They met and interviewed seven diverse work guests.
Student feedback questionnaires indicate the following remarkable increases in confidence from before to after the session:
- 67% increase in ‘I have a good idea of different jobs I could do in the world of work’
- 43% in ‘I know what skills an employer will expect me to have when I start work’
- 28% increase in ‘I know what job I want in future’.
One student wrote: “I liked learning about the interviewees’ different roles in the work place and what to do and not to do. Thank you so much!”
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"...
It’s not unusual for schools to occasionally welcome work guests to inspire their students’ career planning. But in Milton Keynes it’s a habit, thanks to local charity Worktree, now celebrating its 30th birthday. Since 1992, Worktree has delivered a massive 250,000...
Nirasha Ramlugan is an Integrative & Natural Transformational Therapist, Author, Speaker, Health & Wellbeing Quantum Coach. Recently she volunteered with Worktree. “Being an ex-teacher I love connecting with children of all ages, inspiring them to walk each...