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Company Profile - Explore Learning Ltd

Overview

We operate learning centres for 6-14 year olds, helping children of all abilities to boost their core skills in Maths and English, gain confidence and enjoy learning.

We use an adaptive computer based curriculum that caters for each child's individual strengths and weaknesses, while also mapping onto the national curriculum. We tutor in low ratios (maximum 1:6), ensuring that each child receives individual support and attention.

Explore Learning operates a monthly membership basis: children become members of Explore and can attend once or twice a week for sessions of up to an hour and a quarter.

Who are we?

Explore Learning is a completely new concept in education and there is nothing like it in the UK.

We set up our first centre inside Sainsbury's in Chelmsford in October 2001. It was such a huge success and has allowed us to open a further 7 centres across the UK (Beaconsfield, Bristol, Reading, Peterborough, Hampton and Edinburgh), currently benefiting over 1-500 children.

We are due to launch another centre in Camberley in November before proceeding to a full scale national roll-out in 2005.

We are extremely ambitious and strive to see an Explore Learning centre in every town.

Career Opportunities

We recruit exceptional graduates to work as Assistant Directors to help run and existing Explore centre or to help launch a new centre.

This is a unique career opportunity where business and marketing skills are just as important as working with kids.

We offer graduates:

  • The chance to be part of an exciting, innovative, growing company with ambitious plans
  • The chance to gain broad business experience- learning to promote, market and sell a new concept in education, and learning how to operate a business unit as part of a small team
  • The opportunity to work with kids to further their education and development
  • The opportunity to progress to Centre Director within 12-18months where you will directly supervise staff, and have responsibility for the Centres development and operations, as well as the profit and loss. There are then opportunities to progress to a Regional Management/Head Office role.

Training and Development

We Offer:

  • In house training in sales, marketing, business and working with children

What we look for

We require exceptional graduates from leading universities, who are passionate about education and enthused by the idea of running a business.

Graduates need to have at least 22 UCAS points and a 2:1 in any subject.

Case Studies

Claire Joules
Assistant Director


Claire graduated from Nottingham University in 2002 with a degree in Biological Science. After graduating she spent a year teaching English in a Junior High School in Japan.

Claire joined Explore Learning in January 2004 as an Assistant Director; she was based in Beaconsfield but also worked in the Bristol and Chelmsford centres. This provided her with experience working in centres at different stages of development, which was invaluable before she became part of the team opening a new centre in Hampton in May.

Claire Joules:
"When I returned from Japan I wanted to find a career which would interest and challenge me. Reading the advert for Assistant Director at Explore sounded like my perfect job! There is great diversity in the day to day work - you are responsible for the smooth running of a centre, which involves everything from managing a team of Assistant Tutors to actually tutoring the children yourself. It is great to be involved in a company working with other graduates where you do actually make a difference!"

Carey Ann Evans

Carey Ann graduated from Royal Holloway University, London with a 2:1 in History, Economics and Politics in 2001. She had spent several university vacations working on childrenÆs summer camps in Canada and had also been very active in Student Radio, heading up the News Team. Carey Ann joined Explore in 2001; after a period working as Assistant Director in Chelmsford, she launched Explore Learning Beaconsfield in July 2002. Beaconsfield now has over 250 members.

Carey Ann:
"I love the multi-dimensional aspect of the job, one minute you may be training your team of part-timers and the next minute you may be calming down an over-excited child! I can honestly say that no day is the same and I have never been bored. I also enjoy the responsibility and the fact that you can directly contribute to the success of the

What we offer

  • 18k + (London Weighting), and bonus
  • Company Pension Scheme

How to apply

Gemma Shelley
Recruitment and Marketing Manager
Explore Learning
74 North Street
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 4AW

Tel : 01483 447 416

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