Volunteers

Case Studies

  • “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 commitment to Social Value we are ...

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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 IGD ...

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  • Network Rail staff volunteer at St Paul’s School

    On the 10th of October 2018, a group of Network Rail staff took part in Career WorkOut at St Paul’s School with Year 8 students (age 12-13).  Some gave a whole day to this volunteering opportunity, others a half day.   Worktree welcomed Scott Rodriguez (Senior Service Delivery Manager), Debbie Walker (Senior Management Accountant), Natalie Keaskin (Senior Sponsor) and Paul Redfern ...

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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 ...

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  • Joe Mansell, Primark – This is a chance to help

    Joe Mansell is Automation and Engineering Manager at Primark supply chain and has worked for Primark for 12 years. He recently took part in a Career WorkOut session at St. Paul’s Catholic School. “A work colleague asked me if I would join him for this session. I was also encouraged by my wife, who is a teacher. It involved ...

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  • “Thrilled to help” – Jane, Sat, Anita and Craig of Santander

    Santander’s Jane Green and Sat Mistry, (pictured left) both marketing managers who have worked at Santander for 10 years and 7 months respectively recently took part in a Career WorkOut session at St Paul’s Catholic School. Later that morning,  Anita Pereira and Craig Triggs, (pictured right) also attended a Career WorkOut session at the same School.  Both are Marketing Managers.  Anita has ...

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  • Carl Yeomanson, Plumbing & Gas Solutions Ltd – Great idea to get in front of our future generation

    Carl Yeomanson owns MK-based Plumbing & Gas Solutions Limited, a commercial heating & plumbing installation company, managing a team of 16. Carl attended his first Career WorkOut session at St Paul’s Catholic School last week. Read on to find out more about his experience. “I started Plumbing & Gas Solutions Ltd 9 years ago following 6 years ...

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  • See how diverse the workplace is – Edward Sepke, Network Rail

    Edward Sepke has been Workplace Facilities Manager for the Central Estates at Network Rail since November 2017.Why did you decide to do a Career WorkOut session with Worktree? “I have volunteered in Worktree’s Career WorkOut sessions at The Radcliffe School, Walton High, St. Paul’s Catholic School and YMCA. How did it make you feel about young people, ...

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  • Paula and Hannah of Cranswick Convenience Foods taste Career WorkOut

    Paula Trafialek is Human Resources & Payroll Administrator at Cranswick Convenience Foods.  Recently she took part in a one-hour Career WorkOut session with Year 9 students (aged 13-14) at St Paul’s Catholic School. “It was encouraging to know that there are a lot of very keen young people out there,” she said afterwards.  “It made me think about the route I took ...

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  • ISBAN’s Adrian Sherlock enjoys first Career WorkOut – 22.6.17

    On 22nd June, 15 volunteer work guests attended a Career WorkOut session with 72 Year 8 pupils at Akeley Wood independent school.   This was the first time Worktree has delivered a session at Akeley Wood.  It was also the first Career WorkOut experience for Adrian Sherlock, Director of Software Support at ISBAN, the technology arm of Santander. “What I enjoyed ...

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