ELATT shortlisted for the Lord Mayor's Dragon Award

ELATT shortlisted for the Lord Mayor's Dragon Award

ELATT was thrilled to be shortlisted for the Lord Mayor's Dragon Award Community Partnership Award for its partnership with leading tech firm Opus 2 International.

Following an introduction by volunteer brokerage, City Action, ELATT partnered with Opus 2 International to equip Londoners with the relevant digital skills to meet business demand and fill roles in the digital economy. As a specialist technology company, Opus 2 International, have worked with ELATT to update their curriculum, and provide industry briefings, employment seminars, mentoring and work placements. Over the past three years Opus 2 International staff have worked with 100 ELATT students.  26% of students from the Opus 2-led workshops, seminar and mentoring programme progressed into employment. 

From the work placement programme, 40% of students were offered full-time, paid employment with Opus 2. 

Opus 2 is now working with ELATT to provide apprenticeship opportunities for vulnerable young people, and have already taken on their first apprentice.

Congratulations to our long-term charitable partner the Bromley By Bow Centre for winning the award for their outstanding partnership with Investec.

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We’ve been shortlisted for more TES FE Awards in 2017

We’ve been shortlisted for more TES FE Awards in 2017

2016 has been an incredible year for ELATT. We won three TES FE awards, including Overall FE provider of the year. We were thrilled by these awards and we’re happy to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for two new TES FE awards for 2017!

We’re up for ‘Contribution to the local community’ and ‘Best Learning and teaching initiative’ for our fantastic efforts in the community and our continued high quality teaching. We’re so proud of everyone that has worked hard to achieve these nominations and we just can’t wait to find out if we’re successful!

The TES FE Awards recognise the most outstanding teams and individuals that the further education sector has to offer. We know we play a significant role in the further education sector, especially in the third sector and we want to make sure we’re continuing to pave the way for training providers that provide a unique and personable approach. Our community is at the heart of what we do and we know that our sector needs more limelight than it currently gets.

Anthony Harmer, our Chief Executive says: 'We’re very pleased to be shortlisted for more TES FE awards this year. We knew that last year was special and a significant year for ELATT, but 2017 is set to be just as good. I’m looking forward to seeing how we evolve as a charity and a training provider.’

To find out more about the other nominations, check out the:

TES website

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ELATT are proud to celebrate Living Wage Week 2016

ELATT are proud to celebrate Living Wage Week 2016

Having become a Living Wage employer in October 2013 and being one of a pioneering group of nearly 3000 employers paying the real Living Wage (and in the first 500 in the UK), we are pleased to announce that we will be increasing our hourly rate of pay in line with the Living Wage Foundation’s newly recommended rate as of the 1st May 2017. The real Living Wage is independently calculated based on what employees and their families need to get by. The new rates as announced by the Living Wage Foundation on Monday 31st October will apply to all our staff over 18 and for all staff in London the rate will be £9.75.

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Anthony Harmer, our Chief Executive joins techUK

Anthony Harmer, our Chief Executive joins techUK

In July Anthony our Chief Executive was elected as a Director of techUK.

techUK is the voice of the UK tech industry, representing the companies and technologies that are defining today and the world that we will live in tomorrow. techUK is committed to helping its members grow by developing markets, building relationships and networks and reducing business costs and risks.

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