Activate Learning is a pioneering education group which is growing to meet opportunities in the education market.
From a single FE college, we have evolved into an international group including secondary, further and higher education, apprenticeship and workforce training, consultancy and commercial business.
Our unique learning philosophy recognises how people learn best and empowers them to thrive in the right learning environment. We want to help build confidence in our learners, raising their aspirations and giving them the tools they need to succeed.
Join us in our journey of transformation as we provide innovative learning, energise our communities and generate prosperity.
Activate Learning is a pioneering education group that brings together secondary, further and higher education and schools, along with workforce training and management consultancy.
Our shared ambition is to transform lives through learning. It's what sits at the core of who we are and guides our decisions.
And because connectedness is at the heart of our learning experience, we work with learners, experts in learning and business to co-create study programmes and build industry-relevant career pathways.
The focus is on collaboration and, as a learner with Activate Learning, you will need to take responsibility for your own learning. So get involved with us and help us to understand how you learn best, so you can achieve your potential.
While we like to think big, we also need sound planning to help us achieve our vision. That's where our mission and corporate planning comes in.
Meeting Local Skills Needs
At Activate Learning, we create career pathways to deliver a skilled workforce for Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Our learning experiences equip students with the knowledge and confidence to succeed, and the skills that employers want.
More than 660,000 people live in Oxfordshire, with the population expected to increase by 56,000 by 2026.
Business is booming, with 32,000 businesses across the county and a higher than average number of small and medium-sized enterprises. Unemployment is low at 1.8% (May 2012). Dominant sectors include public administration, education and health, banking, finance and insurance, and hotels and restaurants.
Growing industries include:
Oxfordshire also has particular specialist employment clusters in biotechnology, space, cryogenics and advanced engineering.
The Oxford and Oxfordshire City Deal, approved in January 2014, will see the creating of 7,500 new homes across Oxfordshire, a new Growth Hub to support small and medium enterprises, improvements to local roads and transport and the creating of more than 500 new apprenticeships.
Reading, in the Thames Valley area, has been identified as one of the top five European cities of the future.
Its county, Berkshire, is home to 42,000 businesses. It is second (behind London) for the number of start-up businesses, but it is also popular with large employers, as a location of corporate headquarters.
The total population in Berkshire is 871,000, including 157,000 in Reading, and it is expected to grow by almost 10% by 2026. Just over 5% of the working population is unemployed.
Dominant sectors for employment in Reading include public administration, education and health, finance, IT and business, and distribution, hotels and restaurants. There are particularly big gaps affecting IT professionals and advanced engineering.
The Thames Valley Berkshire's City Deal was approved in October 2013. It will support 4,500 young people and create 1,500 new work experience placements, 300 additional apprenticeships and 800 new youth contract wage incentives for eligible businesses.
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We love talking to our customers and candidates on the phone. However today (Thursday 16th October) we’ll be upgrading our telephone system to provide you with a better service, and you may experience some difficulty calling our office. So if you need assistance from the FE Jobs team please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.Systems will be up and running by Friday. We look forward to hearing from you.
Systems will be up and running by Friday. We look forward to hearing from you.