Member Profile: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Member Profile: Thermo Fisher Scientific Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. We employ 450 people in Loughborough and the site is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Community Action Council’s initiative which is designed to create opportunities to make connections in our communities by encouraging employee volunteering. The...

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Celebration Event 2015 – Award Finalists

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

We are delighted to announce that the finalists have been selected for our annual Celebration Event awards! Categories include Volunteer of the Year, Company of the Year, Team of the Year, ProHelp firm of the Year and Placement Provider of the Year. The finalists are:   – Gemma Humphrys, Alltruck – Jackie Penney, Ford & Slater – Carla Loughrey, Hinckley & Rugby Building Society   – Hinckley & Rugby Building Society – Alltruck – Amateur Swimming Association   – Walkers & Son at Muddy Boots Nursery – National Grid at Dorothy Goodman...

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Nelsons solicitors pick up paintbrushes to rejuvenate charity building

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Nelsons solicitors pick up paintbrushes to rejuvenate charity building

Staff from the Leicester office of Nelsons Solicitors spent their Sunday (Feb 22) redecorating the teenage unit at an independent charity in Shepshed which supports adults and children with learning disabilities. Three solicitors – Nichola Faith, Emily Weston and Lewis Addison – donned overalls and picked up paintbrushes to support Glebe House as part of the firm’s partnership with Leicestershire Cares. Nichola, Emily and Lewis brightened up the building’s cookery and break out areas in its teenage unit, creating a more neutral and relaxing environment with a lick of fresh...

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Partnership between Leicestershire Cares and local construction firm

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Partnership between Leicestershire Cares and local construction firm

When an ex-offender embarked on a four-week work placement with local construction firm Stepnell organised by Leicestershire Cares, he little knew how it would transform his life.  Thanks to that placement a year ago, 32-year-old Olson Murrain – who lives in Highfields, Leicester – has a steady, full-time job with Stepnell as a plasterer and finisher and is building himself a new career in the construction industry. Olson’s placement was made possible through the Community Safety programme which places ex-offenders with local employers for work experience. His attitude so impressed...

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Interview Technique at Sir Jonathan North Community College

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique at Sir Jonathan North Community College

Today 24 volunteers interviewed 203 students at Sir Jonathan North Community College. This was our first Interview Technique session at the college and the event ran well with the following comments: “Thank you so much for giving up your time, we really appreciate it. It was a great event to help our students prepare for work and college interviews’’ – Claire Greaves, IAG coordinator   ‘’It’s shown me what kind of answers the company expects and what I need to work on’’  Sabrina, student Our thanks go to Sir Jonathan North Community College for their excellent...

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