A new year welcomes new teams of Number Partners from Europcar!

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

A new year welcomes new teams of Number Partners from Europcar!

New sessions have started at Marriott Primary School in the city and St Peter and St Pauls Academy in Syston. An extra team player has also been added to a long running session at Caldecote School. Kishan Sonigra, Project Manager at Europcar commented “Honestly, I’m having a ball during the slot at Caldecote!” Simon Murphy, also based at Europcar’s city centre head office said “We’re getting on really well with the children and I just hope that they’re enjoying the sessions as much as we are!” Joanne Hudson, Membership Coordinator explained “Europcar should be proud...

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Interview Technique – Keyham Lodge

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique – Keyham Lodge

With our continued aim to ensure that every young person in Leicestershire has access to a one-to-one mock interview, we conducted the second of our smaller Interview Technique events at Keyham Lodge School on 19th January. Four volunteers interviewed nine fabulous students who did a wonderful job impressing the volunteers with their attitude and enthusiasm. This was after a long morning assisting in mock interviews for another whole year group at another school nearby! A huge thank you to our four volunteers: Louise, Andy, Robert and Mark. “’Students were extremely nervous about this...

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Nigel Mills – Sytner

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Nigel Mills – Sytner

Nigel Mills BSc MRICS Nigel joined the Leicestershire Cares Board in 2014 and since 1999 has been Property Director of the Sytner Group.  The Leicester based prestige car retailer operates from 100 sites in the UK and has over 7000 employees. Sytner became Cares members in 2012 as part of their aim to ‘Give Something Back’ to the local communities in which they operate. Nigel is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and previously worked as a Partner in a Nottingham based firm of Property Consultants.  He lives in Leicestershire with his wife and two children and is a season ticket holder at...

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Member Firms are Christmas Stars!

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Member Firms are Christmas Stars!

Our Leicestershire and Rutland member firms and their employee volunteers have taken part in a record number of Festive Challenges to make it a cracker of a Christmas for charities and community groups across the two counties. The Festive Challenges have seen the volunteers put on parties, shopping trips and other treats for hundreds of people of all ages during November and December. 21 Festive Challenges have taken place this winter, beginning with volunteers from the University of Leicester helping at local charity Coping with Cancer’s fundraising Christmas Fair in Leicester. The...

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Interview Technique – Winstanley Community College

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

Interview Technique – Winstanley Community College

On 15th December, 13 volunteers interviewed 128 students at Winstanley Community College. This was our first Interview Technique session at this school and the first time they have ever even had a year 11. It was a fantastic morning and the session ran smoothly thanks to our dedicated and experienced volunteers.  “This has enabled our students to grow in confidence and feel more in control of their future chances. Thank you for an excellent opportunity’’ Fiona Le Cras, Vice Principal, Winstanley Community College. “My interviewer was very nice, made me feel very comfortable and...

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