Friday, 30 August 2013


MBH Partnership based in West Byfleet and backed by a highly professional team of Architects, Designers and support staff, MBH is a Fast Track Design based multi-disciplined Practice covering all areas of construction work. In 2010 we celebrated 50 years as a Practice at the forefront of what we do.

Lead by two Partners with over 50 years experience in the industry, MBH takes pride in working closely with clients at every stage of a project. MBH personnel bring expertise, experience, and professionalism, at all levels, to provide services tailored to individual requirements.

Over the years MBH have taken on over 12 Apprentices all of whom have been sponsored through college day release plus 2 members of staff and the Principal Partner have volunteered as mentors to students in Years 10/11 in Guildford schools. As mentors they meet with their mentees every 2-3 weeks for 30-45 minutes – giving help advice and guidance on planning for the future, opportunities for careers or further study, interpersonal issues, planning revision and exams, etc.

So What?!
“I truly believe that apprenticeships and day release in our industry leads to better Architect Technologists and opportunities to those, like me, who chose not to go to university. Mentoring helps us get our message across to schools and helps pupils see that there is a alternative route to success”, Andrew Murrin – Principal Partner of MBH Partnership, Mentor and High School drop out!

Thursday, 29 August 2013


Tony Gee is a firm of specialist consulting engineers, renowned for:

• solving complex engineering challenges for clients in the construction industry
• providing innovative permanent works design
• construction methodology and temporary works solutions

Employ several Apprentices and Higher Apprentices, sponsor students through Satro’s Scholars Bursary programme to provide funding for them to study Science and Engineering degrees at University.

So What?!
"Tony Gee and Partners LLP selected me to be a Surrey County Scholar, throughout my time at university Tony Gee were very supportive and each summer I worked 12 weeks in their head office in Surrey. After graduating with a First Class Honours in Civil Engineering I took up employment with Tony Gee. Without their help and financial support I don’t think I would be where I am today. The scholarship provided job security and allowed me to continue my degree without having to use up valuable time looking for another position". Tony Gee employee (former Bursary student).

Wednesday, 28 August 2013


Willmott Dixon is one of the UK’s largest privately-owned capital works, regeneration and support service companies.
In capital works, they work with government, local authority and private sector clients, delivering capital projects in education, justice, commercial offices, retail, health and social housing. They also deliver interior design and fit-out on one-off projects or rolling programmes of refurbishment and brand renewal.

In Regen, they develop complex mixed-tenure projects, often in joint venture with developers, local authorities and RSLs. In support services, they deliver a range of planned, preventative and responsive care to property, which includes maintaining 120,000 homes across the UK and providing a fast efficient service to a number of commercial brands.

Their family values and respect for people has seen the business achieve numerous accolades as one of the best places to work in construction, including being the only contractor included in the prestigious Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list for the past four years.

In 2012 22 Willmott Dixon staff gave a total of 229 hours reaching 3780 young people. In addition, by participating in the Three Peaks Challenge 30 members of staff raised a staggering £30,605 towards purchase and fitting out of two Mobile Classrooms teaching construction skills to disaffected young people.

So What?!
Roger Forsdyke, Operations Director, Willmott Dixon said: “Each year we look to choose a charity that has close links to the company and our staff and Satro struck us as a great choice. The charity itself is closely aligned to our own vision to inspire young people to pursue careers in industries they wouldn’t necessarily think of. We strive as a company to have a positive impact on the communities around us and believe that working with young people is one of the best ways of doing this.”

Click here for Willmott Dixon website.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013


Allianz Insurance employs over 4000 people across a network of 20 offices in the UK and the company’s Head Office is situated in Guildford, Surrey. Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz SE Group, one of the leading integrated financial services providers worldwide and the largest property and casualty insurer in the world.

Through our community support programme Allianz:
  • Support charities and voluntary initiatives in the community that are relevant to our business objectives and brand values
  • Increase financial contributions through company donations, employee fundraising and payroll giving;
  • In 2012, 27 Allianz staff gave a total of 202 hours of time to support and inspire 1005 young people in Surrey via SATRO mentoring programmes, Junior and Senior Business Games, Global Trading Game and Careers Speed dating. Allianz have subsidised several SATRO events and have supported SATRO’s growth through its ‘Routes to Success’ Employee Leadership programme by developing a new database system for the charity.
So What?!
“Working with SATRO gives our employees the opportunity to get involved in a variety of events including facilitating at business games, attending careers workshops and mentoring. All of these programmes benefit both the students and the business volunteers. Mentoring in particular is a great way to develop new or potential new leaders as it helps develop communication, coaching and listening skills - and, it is also very rewarding”. Valerie Robinson, Allianz Community Affairs Advisor.

Friday, 16 August 2013


This morning’s figures from Ucas show that a record number of students have been accepted onto their university courses; 385,910 secured a place, up 9% on last year. This is despite the fact that there has been a slight dip in top marks awarded for the second year in a row.

SATRO’s very own Jennie, who has been working for us during the holidays for two years now, has attained the excellent results required to get her into her first choice university to study Psychology. Well done Jennie!