Golden Heart #34

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

Golden Heart #34

On Tuesday 15th April, Karen Troughton, Finance Officer at Leicestershire Cares, presented our 34th Golden Heart award to Vina Pattani, John Solyk and the Payroll team at Leicester City Council. (more…)

Monica’s 10th Anniversary celebrations end with a bang

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

Monica’s 10th Anniversary celebrations end with a bang

On Wednesday 9th April, the Leicestershire Cares team unveiled their final surprise for Director Monica’s 10th anniversary – a blast off at Bardon Quarry! (more…)

Duncan’s Run Raises Almost £900

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

Duncan’s Run Raises Almost £900

Following on from our previous story about Duncan Clarke running Every Street in Leicester, we can confirm that all of the donations have been received and a total of £893.75 has been raised!

The money will be used to provide every Number Partner school with a new game that helps pupils practise addition and subtraction.

A cheque was presented to Jo Hudson, Number Partners Coordinator, at member company C. S. Ellis’s site in Rutland. (more…)

Golden Heart Award #33

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

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. (more…)

New Number Partner at Redlands

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

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!”. (more…)

Apprentices rise to the Team Challenge

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

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 apprentices and the huge contribution they make to their employer’s success. (more…)

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. (more…)

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, Reece sustained a broken collar bone whilst playing rugby and was advised to rest for six weeks.  The Council kindly put his placement on hold until he fully recovered. (more…)

Interview Technique – Leicester College (St Margaret’s Campus)

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique – Leicester College (St Margaret’s Campus)

Today 10 volunteers interviewed 108 students from Leicester College at the St Margaret’s Campus. Our special thanks go to Hospitality students Jade Mason, Katie Lunn, Dan Ward and Elliott Botterill who supported the sessions at Leicester College. The session ran well with the following feedback from students:

“My interview was an exciting and enthusiastic way of learning more about the skills, qualities and performance needed for a successful interview. I have learnt that I am actually quite good in this environment, however, there are key points that need to be improved and perfected and I now have better knowledge of them. (more…)

Interview Technique at Leicester College (Freemens Park Campus)

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique at Leicester College (Freemens Park Campus)

Today 9 volunteers interviewed 66 students at the Freemens Park Campus for Leicester College. The event ran well with the following comments from students:

“I feel more confident as this interview wasn’t bad”

“I have learnt better communication skills when talking to people I do not really know” (more…)