Our Latest Team Challenges

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Our sincere thanks to all the wonderful employee volunteers who have taken part in Team Challenges over the last couple of months.

Here’s a snapshot of what they have been up to in the local community and if this inspires YOU, then please get in touch with Katharine or Leona to find out more.

 

Olive Catering Services spent a day at Outwoods in Loughborough netting the wooden boardwalk and grubbing out very young sycamore saplings to create new habitat piles. (more…)

Ex Offenders Build a Working Future

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Ex Offenders Build a Working Future

The Community Safety project, helping ex-offenders into work, is celebrating a double success with the construction firm Bowmer & Kirkland giving two Leicester men a fresh start in full time paid employment.

Family-owned Bowmer & Kirkland has started taking ex-offenders on placements which include mentoring by the firm’s staff and are designed to boost confidence and skills. Key basic qualifications in health and safety are also ticked off. (more…)

Member Profile: Aurum Holdings Ltd

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Established in 2007 (but with a heritage dating back to 1778) Aurum is the largest prestige and luxury jewellers in the UK and includes the Watches of Switzerland, Mappin & Webb, Goldsmiths, boutique.Goldsmiths and WatchShop brands within its portfolio.  The group is proud to be the largest distributor in the world of luxury brands such as Omega, Tag Heuer and Gucci.  It is also the UK’s largest distributor for Rolex, Cartier and Breitling.  At Aurum we pride ourselves on the excellent product range and unrivalled service that we provide across our brands.

 

We have a unique culture that supports and empowers our colleagues to reach their full potential and achieve the best they can, whilst also ensuring we deliver a World Class customer experience.  Our company values are central to achieving this: they create a framework for how we operate and therefore how we will achieve our goals. (more…)

Interview Technique at Moat Community College

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique at Moat Community College

On the 3rd July 22 volunteers interviewed 192 students at Moat Community College. This was our first Interview Technique session at this college and the session ran extremely well thanks to all of our volunteers (which included a few of Moat’s ex- students) and Moats fabulous student helpers! Please see comments below:

“A wonderful experience for the students, and a significant benefit for them. We will be doing this every year from now on!’’ – Jez Holdsworth, Assistant Principal 

‘’It has given me an insight on how interviews work and how I can improve my technique’’  –   Riteshkumar, student

It has taught me about how the work environment treats you as a whole” – Naima, Student

Our thanks go to Moat for their excellent level of organisation on the day along with thorough preparation of their students.

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Celebration Assembly at Holliers!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Celebration Assembly at Holliers!

Lisa Denman, Joe Kirby and Sue Uttley from National Grid in Hinckley, were delighted to receive thank you cards from Holliers Walk School pupils. The team have been volunteering for a combined total of 12 years between them for the Number Partners project. (more…)

End of Year Celebrations!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

End of Year Celebrations!

Volunteers from Santander were delighted to receive gifts and cards to say thank you for volunteering as Number Partners at Queensmead Academy. (more…)

Interview Technique at Limehurst Academy

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Interview Technique at Limehurst Academy

On the 26th June 12 volunteers interviewed 102 students at Limehurst Academy. This was our first Interview Technique session at this college and the session ran without a hitch thanks to our wonderful volunteers and Limehursts fabulous students! Please see comments below: (more…)

Simon takes the chair at Leicestershire Cares

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Simon takes the chair at Leicestershire Cares

Leicestershire Cares is delighted to welcome a new chair, Simon Proffitt, succeeding Stephen Woolfe who has stepped down after three years in the role. (more…)

Volunteers’ food share dig echoes history

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Volunteers’ food share dig echoes history

Volunteers from truck dealer Ford & Slater helped recreate history when they prepared a vegetable plot for the Braunstone Foodshare scheme last week.

 

The area at Yennards Farm was the site for a community food system in the early 1850s when surplus crops from the fields were donated to the poor of Leicester city. (more…)

Success written on the walls for National Grid paint challenge team

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Success written on the walls for National Grid paint challenge team

It was a tall order but when a team of National Grid volunteers were asked to spruce up Burbage Millennium Hall, near Hinckley, they rose to the challenge. (more…)