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How LearnPlay Foundation Will Help Increase Employability For The 18-24-Year-Old Demographic


LearnPlay Foundation has over 15 years of experience in the learning sector and worked with more than 7000 individuals and companies, boasting an impressive completion rate of 93% – against the ESFA benchmark of 53%.

With the funding from City Ideas Fund, LearnPlay Foundation will continue its historic wins! These sessions aimed at educating participants about apprenticeships and how a chosen apprenticeship equips them with skills that translate into improved employability and workplace prospects.

The following sessions will be available:

1. Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) on all things pertaining to an apprenticeship

Participants will have the opportunity to find out how to find an apprenticeship, talk to past apprentices, current employees, and LearnPlay Foundation’s Learning Team Specialists.

2. Taster Sessions With LearnPlay Foundation

Furthermore, LearnPlay Foundation will offer taster sessions in the following:

  • VR (Virtual Reality)
  • Robotics
  • 3-D Printing
  • Video Production
  • Design
  • Games Development

3. Employability Skills Training

You will have the opportunity to brush up on your employability skills by learning how to prepare for an interview, CV writing, interview skills and much more!

4. Life Skills Training

You will learn how to raise your Life Skills levels through playing old school and current games on Wii, Xbox or Playstation. These sessions include active listening and participation, negotiation, priorities management and team-working – to name a few!

5. Inspirational Speakers at LearnPlay Foundation

You will have the chance to listen to, and interact with, people at the top of their game in the world of design, video production, game development and all things digital.

Courses are 100% free!

Graphics Designer

Graphic Designers help to communicate ideas and concepts in a visual format for both digital and print media. Typically you will find Graphic Designers at digital agencies, publishing houses and a range of businesses that utilise graphics in their various forms of communication.

Where Do Graphic Designers Work?

  • PR agencies
  • Publishing houses
  • Fashion brands


Videographers capture footage on camera, which is edited into a full-length production complete with scenes and music. They work in a variety of industries and produce work for companies who need corporate videos, ad agencies and movie studios, to name a few.

Where Do Videographers Work?

  • Film studios
  • Companies
  • Fashion brands

Robotic Engineer

Robotics Engineers design and build machines that do jobs that humans either can’t do or prefer not to do (think of the humble robot vacuum cleaner as an example). The job of a Robotics Engineer utilises mechanics, electronics and cognitive psychology.

Industries That Employ Robotics Engineers:

  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Distribution

3D Printing Technician

3D Printing Technicians produce a range of amazing products. There are a number of fields a technician can work in, including the medical, fashion and motoring industries.

Industries That Employ 3D Printing Technicians:

  • Dentistry
  • Tool Makers
  • Aerospace

Social Media Expert

Social Media Experts strategise and create engaging content for social media with the aim of promoting the company or client’s products and services. As the world of e-commerce grows, the need for content creators is booming!

Industries That Employ Social Media Experts:

  • Entertainment
  • Food & Beverage
  • Automotive

Game Developer

Game Developers develop new ideas for gaming companies and create games for online, PC and consoles. They translate design into functional, playable formats through creating code for various gaming platforms.

Where Do Game Developers Work?

  • Entertainment companies
  • Education
  • Government

Virtual Reality Developer

Virtual Reality Developers create immersive experiences through the use of headsets. VR is used in a number of ways, including gaming, training and interior virtualisation, used by companies who wish to showcase their products for clients to interact with.

Industries That Employ Virtual Reality Developers:

  • Occupational safety
  • Space and military
  • Architecture


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