As a charity that focuses its work in deprived communities, unemployment and lack of adequate training and skills are issues that our beneficiaries face time and again. The lack of opportunity in this regard is linked to a number of factors, e.g. poor educational attainment earlier on in life, lack of ambition and positive role models or even just a lack of accessible employment support services.
London Tigers has a successful track record of delivering employment, training and skills provision to a wide age group, particularly tackling those traditionally thought of as ‘hard-to-reach’. We provide different initiatives that enhance the employability of our beneficiaries, for example our volunteering opportunities provide invaluable work experience opportunities and help develop soft skills such as confidence and punctuality and our training programmes help beneficiaries obtain much needed accredited and non-accredited qualifications, helping them meet employers’ expectations.
London Tigers is committed to continuous improvement of the services we offer. London Tiger provides impartial information, advice and guidance on employment and work related training.
Our ethos is to let our beneficiaries tell us what their needs are, not vice-versa, and we endeavour to ensure that our programmes are as flexible as possible to meet a diverse range of needs.
We also recognise that traditional employment routes do not suit everybody and we fully support apprenticeships and vocational qualifications. London Tigers will be developing a number of social enterprises in the coming years; viable businesses that plough profits back into the community and into the development of local people. We are hopeful that our social enterprises will be another avenue to help local unemployed people into sustainable work and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Our work in delivering Information, Advice and Guidance has been recognised through the award of the Matrix Standard.
London Tigers hosted the Conservative Friends of Bangladesh Social Action Project Shapla in Sylhet, Bangladesh from 16th Sept