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To the businesses we work with – thank you for your ongoing support

15 May 2020

We hope that both you and your business are coping with the current pressures of the COVID-19 crisis.

At Activate Learning we have had to adapt quickly to the current situation and have worked hard to move our offering to learners onto our digital platforms – something we have seen enormous success with.

Throughout this lockdown phase we have been engaging with businesses and asking them to set virtual assignments for learners, attend our online lessons and send our students motivational messages to inspire them throughout this unprecedented time.

For those of you who have engaged with this, we would like to say a big thank you! We cannot overstate the importance of your support.

We are now starting to look ahead to the future and plan for the gradual relaxation of the lockdown restrictions in a post-coronavirus landscape and putting in place plans for the year ahead.

How can you help to grow the next generation of talent for your business?

Your involvement in our learners’ education is so important and there are many ways that you can provide them with support and help them to develop. These include:

  • Outlining your capacity for industry placements and work experience as soon as possible for placements commencing this autumn

  • Setting virtual projects where placements may not be possible
  • Taking part in our virtual Open Events and helping to attract the next generation of talent to your sector – these take place in June
  • Mentoring students and offering one-to-one guidance
  • Joining online classes and teaching sessions or coming into college and sitting in on a class
  • Creating inspiring videos to encourage our learners or promote the area of learning that relates to your business.

What will happen for next year?

Over the coming weeks the faculty areas of our business that work most closely with you, will be reaching out to create plans for our next academic year (starting in September).

This will include:

  • Setting up employer-based learning projects
  • Confirming potential placements (Government advice pending)
  • Discussing any health and safety requirements that may need to be addressed post COVID-19
  • Assessing your potential to take part in student inductions
  • Discussing the potential for staff placements within your business as part of our commitment to continuing professional development

Your feedback is important to us

For those of you who have offered student placements this year we also want to take this opportunity to seek your views on how we are doing as education provider. We would like to hear about your experiences of working with us and would ask you to take moment to complete our short survey.

We really value your involvement with our learners and we hope to pick things back up where we left them. In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like to speak to someone, you can email businessengagement@activatelearning.ac.uk.

Stay safe and take care.

Activate Learning

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