LIFT (Leading Inclusive Futures through Technology) is a 3 year partnership between four London boroughs (Camden, Islington, Hackney, and Tower Hamlets). Its primary purpose is to put residents from these boroughs in touch with good entry-level training and job opportunities in tech, digital, creative production (music or film production through computers) and life sciences (work in laboratories).
LIFT has a free service that links residents to local businesses in these sectors, offering jobs, training opportunities, start-up/enterprise support, business support, free or subsidised workspaces and funding opportunities.
LIFT is an entry-level programme which can help residents without higher education to progress either into work or onto vocational training courses. Its short courses are typically between 10 and 12 weeks long and include a paid placement to learn and earn on the job.
LIFT also has apprenticeships and internships, which are excellent ways for people to access entry-level career opportunities with room for further development.
LIFT offers insight sessions on a variety of roles within the tech and digital industries, employer visits and networking events.
For further information, visit https://www.liftfutures.london/about, or you can contact Cina Aissa (the LIFT community engagement officer in Camden) on 07977 178528.
You can register for LIFT’s bi-monthly Bulletin to find out about the latest opportunities: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKISLINGTON/signup/31820.