Workplace Awards 2015

Winners of the 2015 awards with Rotary president Alan Griffiths

2015 Award winners

A panel comprising Wimborne Rotarians, including President Alan Griffiths, recently interviewed Queen Elizabeth’s School student finalists for the club’s Workplace Awards 2015. The two winners this year are Connie Hassall from Wimborne and Amy Johnson from Colehill. They will each receive two weeks work experience placement with local businesses this summer.

            For the first time last year, in a joint initiative with QE School, Wimborne Rotary and its Business Partners launched the Workplace Awards Scheme. Under the scheme young persons aged 16-17 who are in their A-level year are given work experience with placements at one of the club’s Business Partners.

            The club’s Business Partners offer their services to give the award-winners genuine work experience in their companies, together with mentoring in areas such as human resources, marketing, finance and broader work ethics. Wimborne Rotary is providing a generous bursary fund of £400 to cover the winners’ expenses.

            Wimborne Rotary’s Business Partners Officer, John Gully, says: “Our Workplace Awards provide a unique practical opportunity for local young people to gain experience in the workplace as they plan their future careers. We are keen to work with other local schools in the Wimborne and Poole area and hope to expand the Awards programme next year”.


The Rotary Club of Wimborne Workplace Award 2015 will be made to a number of young persons from Queen Elizabeth’s school and the selected individuals will be given working access for a two-week period to one or more of the businesses run by Business Partners of the Rotary Club of Wimborne and other approved businesses. Business Partners will offer their services to give award winners genuine work experience coupled with mentoring in areas such as HR, Marketing, Finance and broader Work Ethics.

Download the Workplace Award document for full information about the 2015 award. This award is part of the Rotary Club of Wimborne support to young people in Wimborne and District


A Chance to focus on future employment aspirations in preparing a 200 word summary of your business learning objectives

Gain interview experience, if selected, and present yourself as you would to future employers or interview panels

Win a two-week placement in a local business or businesses If required, obtain mentoring on a one-to-one basis on specific business skills

Receive a bursary payment totalling £200

Obtain a ‘reference’ from the business where you are placed which can sit with your CV

Opportunity to attend a Wimborne Rotary Club lunch meeting and deliver a brief presentation on your experiences of the award scheme


NOTE: Closing date for receipt of completed entry forms is 1 June, 2015

Please download this application form and then complete it as fully as you can expanding any sections as necessary. After printing out and signing the form (including parental agreement where required) please hand it to Miss A Barnett in the Post 16 Office.

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Thank you for your interest in the Workplace Award 2015, and all applicants who are successful in being selected for the interview stage of the award process will be contacted during June 2015.

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more The Rotary Club of Wimborne Workplace Award 2014 was made to a number of young persons from Queen Elizabeth"™s school and the successful candidates are shown here.