ACL Charity of the Year

We recently asked our staff to vote for the 2020 ACL Charity of the Year. The charity with the most votes was Alzheimer’s Society. Although all charities are deserving, we wanted to focus on one charity each year to maximise the support and fundraising opportunities for this charity. We’ve already had some great fundraising ideas sent…

Gavin Jones visits ACL Chelmsford

Gavin Jones, CEO of Essex County Council, swapped roles for the afternoon and helped out in ACL Chelmsford on Wednesday 12th February as part of his ‘Back to the Floor’ campaign. He joined our Student Services Team in reception, become a Learning Support Assistant in one of our GCSE classes and read our Little Learners…

ACL Apprenticeship Stories: Henry

Before joining ACL, Henry completed two apprenticeships and a range of CPD qualifications. Henry has now secured a full-time position as a Data Officer in ACL’s Commercial team. Why did you decide to undertake an apprenticeship? I decided to take an apprenticeship when I left school because the college environment isn’t really for me but…

ACL Apprenticeship Stories: Jenna

Jenna completed a Level 3 Customer Service apprenticeship with ACL, alongside her role at Essex County Council. We met up with her to talk about the impact completing an apprenticeship has had on her career development and also her personal development. “This has really supported my career development as I am able to continually develop, and…

ACL Apprenticeship Stories: Maria

After joining ACL as an apprentice, Maria has progressed to the position of Centre Lead for our Colchester centre. Hear how an apprenticeship helped her career progression after leaving college. Why did you decide to undertake an apprenticeship? When I left college I wanted to gain a job as well as undertake a qualification, so…

ACL Apprenticeship Stories: Billy

Last week, we caught up with Billy, Distribution & Installations Manager at ECL, to talk about how an ACL Apprenticeship has helped him achieve so much in his career so far. Billy started at ECL in 2009 and was offered the warehouse Level 2 distribution and storage apprenticeship. He passed and then went on to complete a…