We are delighted to host our third “Shining Stars” Staff Awards event on Thursday 25 October 2018 at the Principal Hotel in York.  The event has been really successful over the last few years, it’s something unique in the local recruitment market and it’s a great opportunity for us to continue to celebrate the hard work and achievements of our temporary staff.

Last year everyone including sponsors,  nominees, clients and our team had a wonderful time and there was a real “feel good” factor  at the event.  Take at look at some of their comments below:-


“Both myself and Julie thoroughly enjoyed the evening, met loads of great people – it was a real success.  Thanks again for all your help with chosing the categories etc and also on the night.  Athena HR, Sponsor 2017

“Thanks to you and your team for a lovely evening. My plus one and I really enjoyed it!”

“It was a great evening and everyone I spoke to commented how impressed they were with the event”

We just wanted to say a big thank you for a lovely eveningWe very much appreciate the support you provide and know that our school wouldn’t run as smoothly without your willing and friendly supply staff”.

“Thank you for all for a great evening.  The food and entertainment was excellent. I do think that all of you should be given an award for all your hard work and dedication to supply staff that you work with.  It is truly a pleasure to be on your books.”


This year we have a number of award categories for staff, working across diverse sectors and roles, with a common thread being that they go ‘above and beyond’ in their assignments and make a real difference. We will also be acknowledging excellent teams, managers and clients.

We are delighted to have secured sponsorship for the individual award categories from several local businesses and, please see below for award categories, what they mean and sponsors who we would like to thank for their support.

Award categories include:

Champion Carer sponsored by BHP

Staff who always put the needs of their customers first and quickly establish rapport with clients and colleagues.

Customer Service Star sponsored by Castle Howard

Staff who deal directly with the public or other customers (in person or on the phone) and consistently deliver a professional and efficient service.

Winning Place to Work sponsored by York Press

A work setting you have felt welcomed, involved from day one and who were supportive to you.

Awesome Administrator sponsor to be confirmed

Staff who go above and beyond in their work, are a real team player and form great working relationships with permanent staff –

Team of the Year sponsored by Bow House

A team of temporary staff who work well together, who consistently deliver high levels of customer service to other departments and/or the general public and are helpful, professional and approachable.

Top Marks Teacher sponsored by Streamline Taxis

WorkwithSchools teachers working in any education setting that:-

go that extra mile in their work, engaging and inspiring students

are great team players forming excellent working relationships with your permanent staff

professional and well organised

Student Support Superstar sponsored by York St John University

This includes WorkwithSchools teaching assistants, administrators, cleaners, MSAs etc or in any other support capacity who are:-

great team players and engage well with students and permanent staff

well organised, flexible and can be relied on

Employer of the Year sponsor to be confirmed

Shortlisted by the WorkwithYork & WorkwithSchools team based on:-

the number and range of temporary staff used

generally great communication and organisation

a welcome and supportive environment for our temporary staff

Exceptional colleague sponsored by Glovers Plumbers

WorkwithYork or WorkwithSchools colleagues who have supported you personally, are a team player and form great relationships with other staff.

Multi-Sector Marvel sponsor to be confirmed

A WorkwithYork or WorkwithSchools member of staff who has:-

a wide range of quality transferable skills and undertakes assignments across different work sectors

a team player forging great working relationships with temporary and permanent staff

is flexible, professional, always helpful and reliable

Specialist Superstar sponsored by City of York Council

Staff who have made an instant impact within a team, are professional, reliable and contributed to the success of a project/new initiative/re-structure

Manager of the Year sponsored by Jane Fisher Associates

This award is aimed at clients who have requested staff from us and are:-

great at communicating their staff needs to WorkwithYork & WorkwithSchools and understand our processes

highly responsive to queries, requests for feedback

very supportive of WorkwithYork & WorkwithSchools staff


All our clients and staff have been sent emails with a survey monkey link as a quick and easy way to nominate staff colleagues, workplaces and teams for an award.  Nomination forms are also available too at West Offices and Hazel Court).  We’ve had some great comments and praise so far for our staff and look forward to receiving furtter nominations.