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Elizabeth House and Peoples Place Community Partnerships (PPCP) are working together to support local people into employment through a flexible training and work experience programme. Our aim is to enable local residents, with a focus on young people, to gain industry recognised qualifications and benefit from workplace-based internships in voluntary and community organisations, leading them into secure jobs.

We welcome all – NO prerequisites, NO age limits,

JUST a willingness to learn!

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Elizabeth House and Peoples Place Community Partnerships (PPCP) are working together to support local people into employment through a flexible training and work experience programme. Our aim is to enable local residents, with a focus on young people, to gain industry recognised qualifications and benefit from work place-based internships in voluntary and community organisations, leading them into secure jobs.

Everyone welcome – NO prerequisites, NO age limits

JUST a willingness to learn!

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Qualifications 2019-20

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Work Experiences 2019-20

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No. into Employment 2019-20

New Job Starters - June 2020

Hanad (20), who was NEET, joined the GenXt project late 2019 with no IT qualifications or experience. He went on to have several telephone/web-conference interviews before starting a new job as an IT apprentice at Engage Technology Partners in June 2020. He has made a successful start in his new role working, undergoing induction training remotely, and is now learning web development skills (HTML/CSS).

Mounir (“BigMo”) has been a student on the 21CS programme over the past 2 years working alongside his undergraduate and postgraduate studies. During his time on the GenXt project he successfully passed Microsoft-related IT qualifications and participated in digital marketing assignments. We wish him the very best of luck in his first professional job/role as an IT Application Support Engineer.

Tamanna (21) heard about the programme through a friend and came along to study for a Microsoft Office Specialist Excel exam to help her in her career, passing her exam with flying colours in July-20.

Already working in the IT industry, Seth joined 21CS through word of mouth and was looking to upskill. Seth passed his Microsoft Technology Associate Windows Server Administration Fundamentals in August 2020.

Having already expressed a keen interest in programming, Ali was referred to GenXt by a friend. Passing his MTA exam in July-20, Ali is now working on implementing an AI platform (chat-bot) for the Elizabeth House website.

Seema's Story

Seema joined the GenXt project and passed her Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam in December 2019. She then went on to successfully start her new role, as an administrative assistant, in central London.

“During my time on the IT and Digital traineeship programme I have been able to advance my Microsoft Word skills and have become a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). This has become very useful in my current job whereby I am able to work faster and more efficiently. The programme has not only helped me with my IT skills but has given me confidence and guidance when approaching the world of work.”

– Seema A (Admissions Advisor)

After hearing from friends what we were doing for young people on the GenXt project, Shakil decided to jump onboard and passed his first Microsoft Technical Associate vocational exam in early March ’20.

The team at Elizabeth House unveil the new solar panel display artwork designed by GenXt student Sameer. He has successfully passed qualifications in Adobe and Microsoft and is currently applying for apprenticeships.

After passing his Microsoft exam, Hanif progressed into the IT industry working for a company providing tech services and solutions to leading brands in retail and hospitality worldwide.

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Benan (23) joined the GenXt project with no previous IT experience in May 2019, after failing to find work from university. Life looks very different now for our young student since passing his first Microsoft exam, in a record 10 weeks. He started work as a Junior IT Professional in July 2019 and has gone onto successfully pass his probation into full time employment as a IT support engineer for an academic instition based in central London.

Since joining in Oct 2019, Sameer has taken his MTA, Adobe Certified Expert, and Google Analytics exams and is now looking to take an apprenticeship role in the creative industry.

Tish (22) undertook her Microsoft MTA Windows 10 Operating System Fundamentals accreditation, and is now working towards a qualification in Cisco computer Networking.

Raj has been working in the IT industry and joined the GenXt project to up-skill, and has attained his Microsoft Technical Associate examination.

Abdul's Story

Abdul joined the GenXt project with no IT qualifications or experience. After passing his first Microsoft exam, he started work as Junior IT Professional in April 2019. As an IT field engineer he spends his days travelling around the Greater London area visting clients sites.

Adil passed his MTA whilst providing valuable on-site technical support to Elizabeth House, since going on to undertake his first role in the IT industry.

Taking advantage of the time offered during lockdown and availability of online GenXt sessions, Koyes worked hard to successfully pass his Microsoft exam in June-20.

Molly (21) undertook an office admin work experience placement at Elizabeth House, gaining valuable insight into the industry.

Francis (19) joined the GenXt project and passed his Microsoft Technical Associate (MTA) exam in December 2019. He has since returned to university.

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Hamza joined GenXt project in December 2019, passing his Microsoft Technical Associate (MTA) Windows Operating System Fundamentals exam in February 2020.

Mohammed

Mohammed joined the GenXt project in January 2019, and took his Microsoft Technical Associate Exam in July 2019.

Emre

Emre passed his MTA exam then gained real-world exposure to an MSP through PPCP, honing his communication & technical skills in the process.

Mohammed

Mohammed used the skills he learned through his MTA and on-site support of Elizabeth House to earn himself a job at a UK-wide data analytics company.

Testimonial

“Content and presentation by the facilitators was consistently high quality and engaging. Most importantly, each session provided an excellent review of the challenges and opportunities inherent in each area – while challenging us to clarify and to find our own answers. I feel that all the techniques used, the methods, the videos/whiteboard were extremely good. …  It is great to have PPCP facilitators with so much energy. I felt challenged and consistently drawn into the exercises and presentations had my full attention due to the way in which they were conducted.

Challenging programme effectively carried through. participants with broad experience helped to enrich the discussions in a very positive way…. There are many useful things I am taking home from this training and I am appreciative of this opportunity to learn from such a diverse team.

Thanks a lot!!” – Raj P