Fun and Games at Westfield

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Fun and Games at Westfield

On Wednesday 8th October, Westfield Junior School in Hinckley took delivery of a new set of Number Partner games. It was like Christmas come early for the National Grid volunteers who have 14 years’ worth of experience between them! The games were purchased by Westfield’s Parent Teacher Association following a request from the school and volunteers at the end of year meeting in July. Joanne Hudson said “It was great to see the excitement, not on only the children’s faces but also of Manjit, Shirley and Rita! The new games provide an additional challenge to the children involved and...

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Interview Technique at City of Leicester College

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Interview Technique at City of Leicester College

Today 22 volunteers interviewed 199 students at the City of Leicester College . The event ran well with the following comments: “Thank you so much to the volunteers! It has been such a beneficial day for the students and we really appreciate your time and support. It is an incredibly valuable experience for our students to meet real employers and improve their employability skills” – Patrick McClintock, Careers Coordinator “I think that my mock interview went good and it has helped me a lot because I now know what I need to do at a real interview. I have learn that I...

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Interview Technique at New College

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

Interview Technique at New College

On 24th September, 16 volunteers interviewed 136 students at New College Leicester. The event ran well with the following comments: “Thank you [to the volunteers] for your support and comments you have provided for our learners. Interview Technique is a well organised programme that is such a valuable experience” – Sancha Wallis, Head of Careers “This interview has helped me improve my confidence in speaking to employers” – Student   “My interviewer was nice and helpful” – Student   ...

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Interview Technique at Crown Hills

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique at Crown Hills

On 16th September, 21 volunteers interviewed 228 students at Crown Hills Community College in Leicester. The event ran well with the following comments: “It was useful and I enjoyed it. I have learnt how to answer interview questions and how to present myself in from on an employer. It will help me in the future because I will have experience of being interviewed” – Safa Kadri, Student. “A big thank you to the volunteers for giving up your time. The students appreciated the experience. Words used included ‘brilliant’, ‘good’ and...

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Coat Drive 2014 – Share the Warmth

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Coat Drive 2014 – Share the Warmth

Leicestershire people are again being asked to donate warm coats to keep out the cold for local people in need this coming winter. The second Leicestershire Cares Coat Drive is under way with collection points around the city, county and in Rutland where anyone can donate clean and gently-used coats in good condition and full working order. The coats will be passed on to men, women and children – including the homeless – via 22 charities and voluntary groups across the county. From now until September 19, people can donate winter coats at: Seven branches of Hinckley & Rugby Building...

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