/ Workplace Awards 2014

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.




Picture shows, left to right, Jamie Seymour, Jade Lockwood, Alan Griffiths (Wimborne Rotary's President Elect), John Gully (Business Partners Officer), Olivia Watts and Luke Woodison.




The culmination of Wimborne Rotary Club's 2014 Workplace Award saw club members being joined at their regular lunch meeting on 25 September by four A-level pupils from Queen Elizabeths School, Wimborne.


The four students, Jade Lockwood, Jamie Seymour, Olivia Watts and Luke Woodison, were the winners of the 2014 Award and spoke to club members about their experiences during their week-long work experience placements with Business Partners of the club and other businesses.


The 2014 Award scheme was a joint initiative with Queen Elizabeth's School and as well as having some practical experiences in the workplace the winners benefited from mentoring in business practices. The winners also had access to a bursary fund of 400 established by the club to assist with their travel and other expenses.


Jade spoke of gaining an understanding of what accountancy could be like in a working environment, whilst Jamie similarly appreciated his practical accountancy work and also thanked Wimborne Rotary, on behalf of all four winners, for giving them the opportunities that they experienced.


For Luke, who was already considering architecture as a career, the five days he spent with two architectural practices had confirmed my thinking that this is a subject I will take at university. Similarly, Olivia, who is determined to make a career in the law, found her access to the legal sector and the courts to be a worthwhile experience which had encouraged her to pursue legal studies.


Wimborne Rotarys Business Partners Officer John Gully said, Our new Workplace Award scheme is off to a strong start. We look forward to developing and expanding it next year with the participation of other local schools.














Left to right: Wimborne Rotary President Elect Derek Radley, QE's School Assistant Headteacher Sally Dean, with winning students Olivia Watts, Jade Lockwood, Luke Woodison, and Jamie Seymour




In a joint initiative with Queen Elizabeth's School in Wimborne, the Rotary Club of Wimborne and its Business Partners have launched a Workplace Awards scheme. Under the scheme four young persons aged 16-17 who are in their A-level year are being given a weeks practical work experience this summer through placements with a selection of the Business Partners.


After interviewing the six finalists, a selection panel of three Rotarians announced the four winners as Olivia Watts from Verwood, Jade Lockwood (Wimborne), Luke Woodison (Blandford) and Jamie Seymour (Verwood).


Rotary Business Partners will 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 totalling 400 to cover the winners expenses.


Wimborne Rotary's Business Partners Officer John Gully says, Our new Workplace Awards provide a practical opportunity for young people to gain from experience in the workplace as they plan their future careers.










Closing date for receipt of completed entry forms is Friday 4th April 2014



The Rotary Club of Wimborne Workplace Award 2014 will be made to a number of young persons from Queen Elizabeths school and the selected individuals will be given working access for a one-week period to one or more of the businesses run by Business Partners of the Rotary Club of Wimborne. 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 2014 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 one-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 100


         Obtain a reference from the business where you are placed which can sit within your CV


         An 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 Friday 4th April 2014


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 2014 and all applicants who are successful in being selected for the interview stage of the award process will be contacted during May 2014.




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