ZootAlore! Group News & Blog Archive

Introducing Career VOOCs

Posted on 8th October 2015

Vocational Online Open Courses from Virtual College. Free for careers advisors and youth work professionals. Use in conjunction with the Big Academy digital profiles and maximise the impact of these rich media careers tools.

Keep checking The Big Academy for more details.

eLearning February Offer

Posted on 23rd February 2016
Virtual College

For the whole of February ZootAlore in partnership Virtual College are offering 20% off 'Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene' of all available versions.

Simply use the discount code FOOD12 to access this course at its discounted rate on our eLearning portal.

Our new VOOCs service at The Big Academy will also be launching soon. Check back for more.

ZootAlore! & Virtual College

Posted on 20th March 2015
Virtual College

We are very pleased to announce that ZootAlore! has teamed up with Virtual College, the UKs foremost provider of digital learning. The partnership allows our clients old and new to gain access to a wide range of E-Learning courses, CPD and Careers. Follow the link below to browse the programmes currently available and our competitive price structure.

Click here to visit our dedicated eLearning website for more information.

House of Lords Select Committee on Social Mobility

Posted on 3rd November 2015

Chairman of ZootAlore and The Big Academy Adrian Oldfield has been asked to provide evidence to the House of Lords select committee on Social Mobility.

We're delighted to share his response with you in full, click here to read the report.

Free Child Sexual Exploitation Course

Posted on 26th March 2015
Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation

Thousands of children in the UK are at risk of being forced or manipulated into sexual activity in a form of abuse called child sexual exploitation. Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace) and the Safeguarding Children e-Academy have teamed up to provide this short (20-30mins) online course designed for parents and careers.

Show Your Support for Work Experience!

Posted on 27th June 2013
Sign Our Petition

PLEASE HELP! Work experience is the biggest contributor to the employability of young people, yet it's no longer mandatory for schools to provide this opportunity. We've setup an online petition to get the debate into the commons, we can't go on letting young people miss out on work experience, please sign and pass on!

The Big Academy Launches Campaign to Ditch the CV

Posted on 23rd April 2013
Big Academy

Youth unemployment has been a big issue in this country for decades, so why are we still relying on old fashioned recruitment techniques? A CV is great if you have a sparkling career, but if you are just starting out after School, College or Uni we think you need a different approach to grab that employer's attention!!

The Big Academy is a community interest company operated by ZootAlore! Group. We have been helping young people get into work since 2004, we understand what employers want and what young people need to gain that job. Most young people are more comfortable building a Facebook profile than a CV, we want to capture that confidence and turn it into employability, and also encourage employers to present themselves to young people on the platform.

Showcasing Big Academy Employer Profiles

Posted on 5th November 2012
Big Academy Profile

ZootAlore! Group is proud to release a new and improved Big Academy profile functionality now with support for employers. Extend your companies brand and personalise your Big Academy profile with pictures, promotional videos and most importantly any opportunities you wish to share with young people who are on the lookout for work.

The Big Academy is a not-for-profit community interest company which arose from a desire to improve the youth employment situation by improving routes into employment for all young people regardless of their social or academic background. For more information, please visit www.bigacademy.org.

The Big Academy Opens Its Doors in Sheffield

Posted on 12th June 2012
The Big Academy Team

The Big Academy is growing! We are very pleased to announce the launch of a dedicated recruitment team based in South Yorkshire's steel city Sheffield. The team headed up by Melody Justice is already placing apprentices with companies all over England. Melody's team is currently made up of Dominic Millington, a Recruitment Consultant working with employers to place young people into the best opportunities and Bethany Caudwell who conducts telephone interviews which helps prepare young job seekers for interview.

ZootAlore! Group Employment Services Website Goes Live

Posted on 9th March 2012
ZootAlore! Group

We've just launched our new site for ZootAlore! Group Employment Services to tell you all about what we do to help colleges, employers and individuals make the best of themselves in today's working world. We offer a marketing programme unlike anything else available in the UK.

Click here to visit our new website.

MyLife at the Think Tank in Lincoln

Posted on 6th March 2012
Karl McCartney MP

We're proud to announce that we’re showcasing the MyLife platform to the great and the good of Lincoln, including Karl McCartney MP.

Karl will open the event on the 9th Match at 1:30pm which will be followed by a presentation by the MyLife team to tell you about the functionality and benefits of the MyLife platform. The event will be held at the Think Tank in Lincoln (follow link below to find out more). Entry is free and after a short presentation the MyLife team will be happy to answer questions, arrange meetings and provide a networking opportunity for attendees.

Click here to find out more about the event.