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!”
Police Officer because of Worktree
PC 7823 Nazia Hussain of Bletchley Neighbourhood Team, Thames Valley Police, didn’t know what job she wanted before she was 14. Then something happened. Her school, The Radcliffe School in Wolverton, took part in ‘Equal Choices’, an employability visit programme...
Personal Group colleagues enjoy Worktree volunteering – it’s easy!
Since September 2022, eight volunteers from Personal Group have taken part in nine 40-minute Virtual Career WorkOut sessions run by Milton Keynes charity Worktree. They have beamed into classrooms in five schools, each time alongside four volunteers from other...
Worktree celebrates 30 years of innovation with volunteering awards
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"...