The Power of YouTube

Written by our Learning and Development Operations Assistant – Emma Ezeh

youtube-logo-full_colorWhenever people ask me what my interests are, one thing I always mention is YouTube, and no, I don’t mean making YouTube videos, I’m not that talented. What I mean is watching individual content creators. A lot of people in the mainstream media saw YouTubers as just some silly kids who picked up a camera and decided they wanted to be famous and although this mentality hasn’t fully changed, they are increasingly being seen as legitimate content creators.Read more


Games are bad, mkay!

Written by our Learning and Development Specialist – Zak Islam

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Aged…something in a single figure, my brothers brought home a brown plastic box; with extendable chord controllers, and I thought “WHAT THE HECK IS THIS!” with much excitement and amazement. Single coloured blocks moving around the screen with two moves; up and down…and the gods named it, PONG!Read more


TechUK Panel on Digital Skills Gap in the UK

On Thursday 2 July our very own CEO, Simon Bozzoli, joined a Panel of EdTech expert’s at TechUK to discuss how to solve the growing digital skills crisis in the UK. The panel, which was arranged by TechUK in partnership with Jess Tyrrell of Centre for London met to discuss a range of issues facing the tech sector today, chiefly the growing deficit of skills in the digital economy. It is a very real economic and social problem that demand for digitally skilled labour is outstripping supply across the whole of the UK, and this must be addressed as soon as possible to avoid the consequences of a stagnating digital economy.

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Local Enterprise Partnerships

Written by our Head of internal Quality Assurance – Ciara Williams

Having recently been on a webinar, implication of the Queen’s speech to the FE and Skills Sector, the following points were raised:

Training Providers can encourage growth of high quality apprenticeships by…

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Transparent Trucks

Written by our Head of Product Development – Matthew Rogers.

Samsung is a South-Korean company that has overtaken Apple as the world’s largest information technology company.

In Argentina almost one person dies in a traffic accident every hour.

How are these linked?

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Do you have to be a born techy to get into Technology?

Written by our Communications Coordinator – Charni Wiggins

18 months ago I had dropped out of University to do an Economics degree, I had no job, no money, and thought I had failed my A Level results. What do I do now?

My Brother, who was half way through his Networking and Technical support Apprenticeship, suggested I give coding a go and get an apprenticeship in Web and Software Development. But the best I could do on a computer was use Microsoft Word, Excel a little and Google! How was I going to learn how to code with minimal computer skills, yet land myself in an IT Apprenticeship in a savvy start up in the Tech City of London? I slowly figured out that all it requires is a bit of self-belief, confidence and to take the initial leap of faith!

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If it’s easy, it’s not worth doing.

Written by our Business & ICT Apprentice and youth worker – Alexz Ullah.

When I first joined this team, I would never have pictured myself sitting at a desk and writing a blog; which is probably the reason that I am now sitting on a bean bag.

I left College with no plans to attend University or to pursue a career in an office job. College was so lame and I just could not stand doing more work behind a desk, behind a computer screen. Tim Hope (a man from Connexions who helps young people with employment and all that – I don’t know the details, I just know that he helped me out) ermmm yes so Tim Hope introduced me to Emma Dawoud (Managing Director of Enterprise UnLtd) at a youth centre which was about 2 minutes from my house and told her about some of the skills I had. The first thing I remember about Lansdowne is sitting out the front with Emma and Tim and being offered a position as a youth work volunteer. Obviously I played it calm like “Hmm yes that does sound interesting” when in my head I was like “Brap brap!”Read more


Half Term Success at Enterprise LDN!

Written by our Head of Youth Service – Veronica Bastien.

Young people in Stockwell, South London, have just finished their May Half Term break from School. For some of you it meant your commute to work was less congested, whilst others may have said ‘oh no children are going to be hanging out more on the streets’, but at Lansdowne Centre, the youth team for Enterprise LDN were ready for the influx of our members and new arrivals to attend our half term programme.Read more


Raspberry Pi

Written by our Core Business Skills Learning & Development Specialist – Dharam Lohia.

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The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.Read more