Cambridge & Counties specialises in providing lending and savings products for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). We are dedicated to helping businesses develop, consistently providing quality services and support. Established in June 2012, the Bank has a unique ownership structure being owned jointly by Trinity Hall, a college of the University of Cambridge, and Cambridgeshire Local Government Pension Fund.
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.
James 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…)
Joanne Hudson was delighted to deliver some new and exciting games to volunteers from Aggregate Industries this week! (more…)
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…)
Each 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…)
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…)
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.
We are thrilled to formally welcome Terex Pegson Ltd as one of our latest members. (more…)