Golden Heart Award #33

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Golden Heart Award #33

Friday 28th March 2014 saw James Bhatt from Everards Brewery receive a Golden Heart Award during a celebration assembly at Ravenhurst Primary School. James has been an enthusiastic Number Partner volunteer at the city school since March 2009 and is thoroughly deserving of his Golden Heart award for services to the scheme. Mr David Swales, Deputy Head Teacher at Ravenhurst commented “James has been a wonderful volunteer for 5 whole years. Some children have now left Ravenhurst but so many of you here have enjoyed playing games with James each week. Well done and thank you James.” James...

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New Number Partner at Redlands

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New Number Partner at Redlands

Redlands Community Primary School in Sileby were delighted to welcome Sally Berry from Everards on her first Number Partners session on Thursday 20th March. Sally will be having fun with maths each week with 2 girls from Redlands and Sally will happily admit “I just love numbers!”. Whilst the session started fairly quietly, the girls soon started to enjoy Pirates, a place value game where collecting treasure is the key to success. The game reached its crescendo, and Jo Hudson, Number Partners Coordinator was the ultimate victor! Huge thanks must go to National Grid for donating the games...

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Apprentices rise to the Team Challenge

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Apprentices rise to the Team Challenge

Apprentices rise to the Team Challenge Eight apprentices from Walkers Snackfoods completed a Team Challenge at Barley Croft Primary School in March as part of a national competition. The two day project involved clearing an overgrown pond area, creating a new pathway through the site, fixing an allotment shed, clearing and creating a new composting area and erecting a new storage shed. The Team Challenge was brokered through Walkers Snackfoods’ membership of Leicestershire Cares and will be used as evidence in the Brathay Apprentice Challenge, an opportunity to demonstrate the quality of...

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Interview Technique at Regent College

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique at Regent College

Today, 19 volunteers interviewed 128 students at Regent College in Leicester. The event went well with the following comments from students: “My interview went well, I am now more aware of the questions asked in the interviews and how to answer them successfully. It has given me more confidence so I will be more prepared for my next real interview” – Sophie Cave. “This mock interview was a success. I’ve learn a lot due to the questions and information I was given. I have learnt that it’s always about team work, strengths and weaknesses. I was also told to...

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Case Study: Reece

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Case Study: Reece

Reece was referred to the Community Safety project at Leicestershire Cares in June 2013 and was interviewed and accepted whilst in Glen Parva YOI.   He knew he would find it difficult to gain employment despite his willingness and really wanted to work within the catering industry as this was where his previous employment experience had been. An interview was arranged for Reece with Leicestershire County Council’s catering department the following month.  He was successful in his interview there and was offered a two week work placement with them. Shortly after the interview,...

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