If Only Tech……….

Written by our very own ICT systems & networking guru & Apprentice Tutor – Martin Lee.

If only… Apple would redesign the Lightsaber

Definition of “Lightsaber”
This was the formal weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. More skill than simple sight was required for its use. An elegant weapon. It was a symbol as well. Anyone can use a blaster or a fusioncutter—but to use a lightsaber well was a mark of someone a cut above the ordinary. Source: Obi Wan Kenobi.

The characteristic fizz and hum of an active lightsaber rises in pitch and volume as the blade is moved swiftly through the air. When the blade comes into contact with another light saber the resulting noise produced is that of a loud electrical crackle.
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Wearables x Fashion

Written by our very own organisation angel and Operations Coordinator – Victoria Ellis.

Wearable technology has come a long way since the 1970’s calculator watch. According to Forbes, 71% of 16-to-24 year olds want wearable tech and with all the exciting innovations coming out, who wouldn’t? The options out there are becoming more seamless and stylish, from smart technology in watches and jewellery to dresses and fitness wear. Apple are soon to release the Apple Watch, which has the potential to massively shake up a market where the Android Wear, Pebble and Microsoft Band already exist. What about other wearable forms? Here are a choice few:
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Young people of Lansdowne

Written by the Managing Director of Enterprise UnLtd – Emma Dawoud.

The Young people of Lansdowne love a challenge and what better way to utilise the charismatic skills of Denzel our Youth Representative and the vocal skills of our Youth Work Apprentice, Shaquanna. One of our biggest advocates and supporters of the work at Lansdowne, is London Youth. Our partnership has flourished over the past two years and they introduced us to the dynamic project, Athan 31.

[ut_one_half]London Youth has a strong ethos and believes in the power of Youth Action, bringing young people together in groups to lead and learn from projects that they have created themselves. Athan 31 provides young people with the framework and resources to have a say in which activities should be run in their local communities and to deliver these activities themselves. [/ut_one_half]

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Earn £30K In Your First Job: Let WeAreDotDotDot Help You Today!

Guest content from our friends at

Why not walk into your first job and earn £30,000? Think this is impossible? Think again. In the world of technology, here in London’s Tech City, there is a crisis happening with thriving tech startup and other companies needing skilled workers to fill high-paying jobs. Why shouldn’t their next employee be you?

Here to help you is #WeAreDotDotDot!

Coming soon, WeAreDotDotDot will support young people of East London (up to age 25) looking to train up to fill Tech City jobs. It’s also a resource for parents, teachers and companies who want to support learning programmes.
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Women in Tech

Written by our Director of Apprenticeships – Rebecca Jennings.

Working for an Apprenticeship Provider in the tech sector you get to make some pretty interesting observations. The diversity of the people delivering training and support depends hugely on the skills you are offering and the people taking part in the training tend to be of the same demographic.

As a training provider I would expect a high number of females to be working at our company, based purely on my experience, most Apprenticeship providers have a high number of women working for them, especially in pastoral support or administration type roles.

However, I think that because of the sector in which we train our Apprentices, there is a much higher percentage of males than elsewhere. In the Apprenticeship part of the company, our staff are 57% males and 43% females. Which I think is a pretty good mix.
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