Leicestershire Cares welcomes Georgina Riggall who joins us as Apprentice Team Support.
Georgina will be working closely alongside Karla James, slowly taking over her role as Karla is due to take maternity leave in May. (more…)
Nathan was referred to the Community Safety project at the start of this year. He had not worked since 2010, but in an interview stated, “I want to change my life. I want to support my kids and be a good father”. Work placement options were discussed with Nathan and he was keen to develop his skills to gain a construction qualification to work on building sites.
Nathan was asked to prove his motivation through completing a placement with Leicester City Council Parks Team. (more…)
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. (more…)
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: (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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 (more…)
The 3rd and 5th February saw our next round of Employability Project sessions take place at Beaumont Leys School. 210 students took part in workshops including problem solving, attitude and skills which were led by 26 volunteers from companies including Nylacast, Aurum, Bradgate Bakery, Sytner, Leicester City Council and Access Group.
When staff from member firm Ford and Slater got their hands very dirty clearing a ditch at the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre they passed a huge £1 million milestone. (more…)
Leicestershire and Rutland businesses proved they really do care, with a Christmas campaign putting more than 2,500 Toys on the Table for children who might otherwise not receive any presents. (more…)