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How Clarke Willmott staff are helping Bristol students develop employability skills

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Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 07 August 2018 16:56

How Clarke Willmott staff are helping Bristol students develop employability skills

Clarke Willmott employees in Bristol have been mentoring sixth form students from St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School to help develop skills and increase chances of employment.

Staff from the law firm started volunteering through a community apprentice programme being run by Envision, which is designed to help young people develops skills employers are looking for.

The programme is loosely based on the TV show The Apprentice, with young people aged 16 to17 working in teams to deliver their own social action projects.

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Clarke Willmott is one of a number of local businesses which have provided volunteers.

Eileen Eastment, Clarke Willmott’s corporate social responsibility co-ordinator, said: “At Clarke Willmott we are committed to playing an important role in our community, and encourage all our staff to undertake volunteering projects, time to do so is even included in their contracts of employment.

"We are so proud of the two teams our volunteers mentored. They worked so hard in bringing their projects to fruition and developed so many skills along the way - well done teams!"

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