Employ Me! Tour at Lexus

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Employ Me! Tour at Lexus

On Tuesday 21st September, 6 students from Crown Hills Community College were invited on an Employ Me! Tour of Lexus in Leicester.

The tour was led by Richard Rhodes, Head of Business, and began in the company’s board room with an introduction to job roles within the organisation. Career pathways for Receptionists, Service Technicians, Sales Executives and Administration staff were presented to the students with an explanation of how each role contributes to a good customer experience overall.

The students were then shown around the offices, service and valeting areas of Lexus before moving on to the showroom and used car area. They were also given the opportunity to explore the cars in the showroom, which they thoroughly enjoyed!

Upon returning to the board room, the students were split into two groups to complete an employability exercise on time keeping and the impact poor time keeping has on the business. Both groups put forward some great suggestions and showed a good understanding of the importance of being on time.

Feedback from the students was very positive, with comments including “It was fantastic!” and “Everything went smoothly and was very informative”. They were also all keen to know more about working as Sales Executives and Technicians.

Our thanks go to Sytner Leicester and Lexus for organising and hosting the tour.

 

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Golden Heart Award

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

james-poynton-golden-heart-09-09-16James Poynton from Blaby District Council was surprised last week when he was awarded with one of our Golden Heart Awards. James has been an amazing Team Challenge host for two of our member companies recently at Fosse Meadows Nature Reserve and has gone above and beyond to make sure the events were a complete success. (more…)

New Number Partner Games from Aggregate Industries

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

New Number Partner Games from Aggregate Industries

Joanne Hudson was delighted to deliver some new and exciting games to volunteers from Aggregate Industries this week! (more…)

Interview Technique Impact 2015/16

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique Impact 2015/16

 

It has been yet another fantastic year for our Interview Technique project supporting 6444 students at 41 events in 37 schools / colleges across the city and county. (more…)

Volunteers Week: Shining a Light on our Volunteer of the Year

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

LeicsCaresAwards2016.1 CarlaEach year at our Annual Awards Celebration we recognize an individual volunteer that has shown outstanding commitment, drive and enthusiasm.  This year the award was presented to Carla Loughrey from, Hinckley & Rugby Building Society. (more…)

National Volunteers Week 2016

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Volunteers-Week-logoToday marks the first day of Volunteers Week 2016, an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK, taking place from the 1-12 June.

In support of this campaign, Leicestershire Cares would like to say thank you to all of our employee volunteers who show outstanding enthusiasm and commitment. (more…)

Martin Smith – Spearing Waite LLP

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Martin Smith – Spearing Waite LLP

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John Bird – Blackbaud Europe

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

John Bird – Blackbaud Europe

John first worked with Leicestershire Cares when he brought his then employer, thankQ, on board as a member in 2011. Over 60% of their staff took part in both regular volunteering activities in schools as well as team challenge days.  Subsequently he joined a working group looking to bring ways to maximise and demonstrate the benefit of Leicestershire Cares membership for member companies.  John became a trustee of Leicestershire Cares in March 2016.
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Terex Pegson Ltd

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Terex Pegson Ltd

We are thrilled to formally welcome Terex Pegson Ltd as one of our latest members.  (more…)

Sytner Group Directors spend a day in the garden

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

Team PicA team of 16 volunteers from the Board of Directors at Sytner Group spent a day transforming two areas of the community garden, A Place to Grow in Enderby. The volunteers worked extremely hard painting, crazy paving and gardening and completely redeveloped an area dedicated to children and a second area at the top of the site where they built a wooden retaining wall. (more…)