Lifetime Learning

Lifetime Learning is a self-funded UK registered charity that provides opportunities for residents within and outside of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Our charity helps to tackle unemployment by supporting those furthest from the labour market. We provide opportunities to support individuals in acquiring sustainable employment through the development of skills, knowledge, social well-being and experience.

For those who wish to support us by volunteering, or wish to gain experience to support them in achieving employment, recruiting is done on a regular basis to provide a helping hand to Lifetime Learning.

Winners of 2017 Project Excellence Awards

Our greatest achievement! We have created an innovative software to support Special Schools with an in-depth analysis of their current pupils. We are so pleased that our efforts to improve schools has been recognised and acknowledged. This has encouraged us to continue making our software better and further support schools.

We understand the difficulties in achieving employment and having the right qualifications is no longer enough, and experience is of high importance to achieve employment. This is why we offer the opportunity to gain work experience with us.

WHAT VOLUNTEERS SAY

Miguel Lopes
Marketing Intern
Maria Trapote
Admin Assistant
Ali Khawari
IT Programming Intern
Halima Khatun
Finance Intern
Mihail Bila
Graphic Designer
Emily Ng
Admin/Sales Officer
Pete Sansford
Software Technical Support Intern
Zain Mahmood
Digital Designer
It has been an amazing experience so far. The close environment, constant support and strong cohesion in Lifetime Learning has made me improve and learn everyday, not only in marketing, but also in other administrative areas as well. Furthermore, the fact that we are creating such positive social impact is both deeply fascinating and rewarding. I am thankful for taking the opportunity to work and grow with Aykut and his incredibly talented and motivated team.
After few months in Lifetime Learning, I got a job in an office an then I decided I wanted to do a master in the UK. I currently work as a Supply Chain Executive in an international company. Thanks Lifetime Learning Team!!' 
‘Working at Lifetime Learning has given me the opportunity to build up on my career. As well as the opportunity to learn my strengths and weaknesses are in particular areas. Through Lifetime learning I managed to work with a great group of people and improve my communication skills. I would like to say thanks to our director Aykut for giving me this opportunity.’ 
‘It is a great opportunity to gain practical experience in an office environment. With the friendly atmosphere to work, we have very welcoming colleagues. This experience has definitely helped improve my strengths and tackling my weaknesses. An internship looks great on CVs and the experience gained will help to get a job in the future.’
‘During my internship at Lifetime Learning, as a Graphic Designer I had the opportunity to develop new skills and work on a variety of projects, from designing Android and IPhone icons to designing 2d and 3d logos, leaflets layout and even doing CGI renderings. Although I had used MacBook’s before, the internship gave me the opportunity to become better acquainted and confident in using them. I am grateful for the time spent there, which left me with many positive memories.’
‘Working at Lifetime Learning was a great starting point for me as a graduate. I worked as an Admin/Sales officer during the time at Lifetime Learning and it was completely different from what I have studied at university. I have had a lot of support from my colleagues and seniors to teach and guide me through. As I had little knowledge about admin/sales, and during the time at Lifetime Learning, I was able to learn and understand about the roles. It was also a great opportunity to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of myself, as well as an opportunity to gain experience in this field to pursue my future career.’
‘I believe that in this day and age, when it comes to getting job opportunities, I feel that experience is very influential. These days it is not just qualifications that can secure a job in the future. Having the experience as an intern, being in an environment and adapting to full time work has given me much more knowledge than any University course can offer and I am very grateful to lifetime learning for giving me this opportunity.’
My 6 month internship with Lifetime Learning was a wonderful experience, affording me the chance to gain essential skills in a stimulating and fast-paced environment. I really appreciated the responsibility I was given at an early stage, and being exposed to the various media & design software platforms gave me the tools and skills I use today in my current job. As a recent graduate - I was short on experience but received great guidance on how to succeed in the workplace and in the charity and educational sector. I believe my time spent at Lifetime Learning was hugely beneficial to my personal and professional development but more importantly I was able to work as part of a talented team on projects that I truly cared about.

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