Did You Know?

The first children’s home opened by Thomas Barnardo trained boys in carpentry, metalwork and shoemaking.

What this opportunity offers you
  • Develop your communication;
  • Show evidence of time management
  • Work as part of a team and contribute to an external engagement
  • Raise your awareness of social issues both locally and nationally
The skills you will gain that will impress employers:
  • Communication skills
  • Networking skills
  • Persuading/negotiating/influencing skills
  • Project management skills
  • Self-management and personal effectiveness skills
  • Social responsibility and global awareness skills
  • Team working skills

Find out more about what these skills mean.

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“Graduate recruiters today are looking for more than just a good degree. Having the right kind of volunteering experience, such as holding a key role in a society at university, shows employers that you have the drive and skills needed to get ahead.”
– Donna Miller; Human Resources Director; Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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