Opus 2 and ELATT are working together to tackle London's skills and community needs. Seventy seven per cent of London based technology businesses feel they could grow faster if there were more skilled people available, with almost half saying a shortage of skilled workers was their biggest challenge. Meanwhile, there are still 295,000 unemployed Londoners, many under 25 years of age. The partnership between Opus 2 International and ELATT provides the perfect response to this. By equipping jobseekers with the technical skills that businesses need, the partnership can solve both these challenges at a single stroke.
A Proven, Win-Win Partnership
Opus 2 was immediately 'hooked' by the enthusiasm of ELATT's staff and found it shared ELATT's core values and beliefs. This led to Opus 2 delivering some CV and interview practice workshops for learners so that they could better prepare themselves for a working environment. We now run these workshops a minimum of three times a year so that we can continually support the development of the ELATT learners and help to get more people into employment after they have completed their studies.
The company has since developed a work experience program as well and offers placements for learners with our technical delivery team. The program initially started as four-week placements but has been extended to a three month program for each learner."London Live" TV Interview Case Study City Action Report Workshop Stories