For over 35 years, 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. When it comes to learning, we’ve got it covered, but we can’t support our students through that vital next step of work-readiness without the support of London’s world-leading employment sector.
Today we are very excited to announce our latest partnership with industry as we welcome internationally renowned email security and cyber resilience company Mimecast into the ELATT community. A British tech success story, Mimecast has a customer base of over 39,000 organisations around the world and is an incredible addition towards our mission of building a London where anyone can succeed, no matter their background or circumstances.
Mimecast have already provided funding for additional teaching assistants to support ELATT students who have been affected by the pandemic, ensuring no-one is left behind. Over the coming months, students can look forward to working with Mimecast volunteers in workshops, work shadowing, work experience mentoring and more.
Anthony Harmer, ELATT Chief Executive said, ‘we are incredibly excited to be working with a tech company of the stature and values of Mimecast, and we can’t wait to watch the opportunities this brings for our students unfold. We are already putting their generous grant to good use in helping our most in-need students catch up with their studies following the pandemic. We’re now looking forward to building their unique industry insight into our curriculum and together creating a learning experience which will ensure that ELATT students graduate with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.’
Reed Bundy, Senior Director of Global Social Impact & Employee Experience, commented, “We are thrilled to partner with ELATT as part of our global efforts to build community resilience, drive workforce development, and bridge the digital divide. We look forward to connecting Mimecast employees with the ELATT community through a variety of engagement opportunities as we work together to ensure all Londoners – regardless of their circumstances - have the tools, training and resources to be successful.”