Since its founding in Tower Hamlets in 1984, ELATT has supported thousands of Londoners into employment through our integrated programme of digital skills training, personal development and mentoring, working with the long-term unemployed, refugees and young people with special educational needs to help them succeed in life and work. ELATT’s fundraising and management teams work tirelessly to raise funds to ensure our courses are free for students and that our students have the help and support they need. We are well known for our whole-person approach to education, including debt and welfare support, financial advice, specialised support for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and complex circumstances.
We are delighted to announce that our latest industry partner, MarketAxess, has provided funding to cover six-months' salary of a new Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) who will ensure that all of our students with additional needs and education, health and care plans (ECHPs) receive the support they need. MarketAxess is an international financial technology company that operates an electronic trading platform for the institutional credit markets, and also provides market data and post-trade services. MarketAxess is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Amsterdam, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, São Paulo, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Over the coming months we have a number of exciting plans to expand our programme together, and students can look forward to working with MarketAxess volunteers in workshops, work shadowing, work experience mentoring and more.
David Wright, Head of Client and Dealer Sales, EMEA at MarketAxess commented, ‘We are delighted to announce a new partnership with ELATT through the MarketAxess Charitable Foundation. Our mission is to work with organizations that support underserved communities, with an emphasis on youth education, diversity, equity and inclusion. ELATT’s outstanding track record of fostering learning and community integration is in absolute alignment with our values. We are looking forward to working with ELATT over coming years and being a part of the important work they do for Londoners.’
Anthony Harmer, ELATT Chief Executive said, ‘It is an honour for ELATT to become one of the first beneficiaries of MarketAxess’ new charitable foundation. We are incredibly grateful to receive this funding to ensure no-one is left behind and continue our mission of providing Londoners with the skills they need to flourish in life and work. We’re now looking forward to working alongside MarketAxess to ensure our curriculum suits market needs and collaborating to provide more work experience opportunities for ELATT students.’