“In these difficult times of economic hardship and recession where current Government policy priorities and funding migrate away from ESOL and English language learning pro-grammes towards addressing youth/NEET disengagement, unemployment and Apprenticeships.

Our ESOL and English language provision has been severely affected due to extensive funding cuts and this has profoundly affected our learners who are motivated individuals keen for progression and improvement of their English communication skills to help them look for jobs and sustained employment.

Also affected as a result of these unfortunate funding cuts have been our highly skilled and experienced ESOL tutors who regrettably had to go through unavoidable redundancies. We are deeply saddened by this huge loss to our organisation and wish our dear colleagues the best in their futures.

We also hope that the current Government reconsiders its decision or finds suitable alternate measures to help various disadvantaged and unemployed communities, including BME groups to tackle multiple barriers, including ESOL and English Language skills within the workplace in order to break barriers and obtain sustained employment and life opportunities. Even in these difficult times, 5E will do its best to continue its work for the disadvantaged in the community.

Our advisers on the Work programme constantly impart advice and training to a large number of unemployed and help them find sustained employment. We also run courses in Retail Works, Business Administration and Information technology which helps clients focus on specialist learning and find employment in the sector of their choice. Subsequently, for those progressing into employment we are able to provide in work training and ca-reer development pathways including Apprenticeship opportuni-ties, higher level training and other workforce development.

5E is continuously developing its service provision to help our customers find and sustain employment in these difficult times of austerity.”

– Raj Doshi, Managing Director, 5E Ltd

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