Tag: Young People

Careers Fair 2024

What kind of job will children growing up today be doing in the year 2024?  Will we still need a Careers Fair in 2024? Parents, schools and young people are probably thinking about things a little closer to home!  Nevertheless it is sometimes worth spending a bit of time looking at future skills requirements and…
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Perseverance key to success for the Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentices

Perseverance central to success Congratulations to all the teams in the 2016-17 Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge.   This is the fourth year Red Potato have worked with Welwyn Hatfield Council to deliver the Challenge.  Each year there seems to be some common element to the teams; this year it was perseverance. Thank you for…
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Three tips for engaging young people with your organisation

So here’s the thing, you need to communicate with young people about something important, but not urgent.   How do you do it? Here are three quick tips we have learnt from recent work with school and college students. Test your ideas: In any campaign you would test your ideas with your target market. Young people are…
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Three ideas to bring creativity into the business

Business owners often look for ways they can stand out from the crowd, here are three ideas that will bring creativity into the business.   Red Potato are involved in several projects that are connecting businesses with schools.  Most importantly, these projects are also bringing creativity to businesses. Here are three ideas that will bring…
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2016-17 Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge

2016-17 Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge puts fire in the belly!   The successful launch of the 2016-17 Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Challenge was in early October.  The teams are now hard at work putting together their plans and learning about how to fully exploit the resources available to them. Some of the things that…
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East & North Herts NHS Trust AGM & Schools

East & North Herts NHS Trust AGM & Schools Well done to all the schools who participated in the East & North Herts NHS Trust AGM! Red Potato worked with teams from local schools to help them prepare their “pitch”.  The NHS staff and many local health agencies were attending the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which…
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How many different careers does the NHS offer?

The NHS offers a surprising number of different careers for ambitious young people, not just Doctors and Nurses. Red Potato have been working with East & North Herts NHS Trust for the last year on several different initiatives to help young people understand more about the range of services provided at local hospitals and also…
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A message to all Welwyn Hatfield Dragons Apprentice Teams…

“Don’t be a stranger.  Stay in touch, keep the network going” How many times do we hear people say things like “keep up your networking, because it will pay dividends eventually”. We start with good intentions to remain in touch, keep the contact going but we get distracted, events happen and then it becomes a…
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Business owners: do you remember what it was like to be 16?

No, we don’t remember either! But it certainly wasn’t an easy time; so huge congratulations to the young people who ventured into the Dragons lair last week to present their business plans. Success, Failure and Experience The teams came to tell the story of how they succeeded, failed and learnt from experience, during the 2016…
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East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust are proud of the wide range of general and specialist services provided to patients. The Trust has over 5,000 dedicated staff making sure patients get the best care, at four hospitals: Hertford County hospital, Hertford The Lister hospital, Stevenage Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood The New QEII hospital, Welwyn…
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