|About Espresso Education|
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About us: About Espresso Education
From humble beginnings back in 1997, Espresso Education is now the leading digital curriculum provider in the UK. Our Espresso Primary service has been recognised as transforming the world of learning through its blend of visual media and interactive resources and setting the standard in the world of e-learning.
Today, Espresso Education is proud to be trusted by over 9,000 schools in delivering high-quality video-rich resources, and to have earned numerous awards along the way.
Though the company may have changed in size and expanded in new products and countries, our original vision is as true today as it ever was.
Our mission: To transform education by encouraging the true integration of technology into classroom instruction through the use of powerful and compelling digital content.
We are committed to:
- Enhancing the way teachers teach and pupils learn
- Providing schools with the highest quality video-rich educational resources
- Adding meaning and relevance to the curriculum
- Helping teachers and pupils achieve their highest potential as individuals
About us: Company history
- Feb 1997: Espresso Broadband, Ltd. was formed by former Editor of Blue Peter, Lewis Bronze, and technology strategist Tony Bowden. The initial concept was to find a way of delivering video news to the classroom - news that would be regularly updated and add meaning and relevance to the curriculum taught in schools.
- Aug 1998: the European Space Agency (ESA) funds Espresso to bring its innovative concept to market, as part of a satellite project.
- Jan 2000: following successful trials, Espresso launches as a commercial service at BETT.
- Mar 2002: Richard McGrath joins as Managing Director, with responsibility for establishing a strong position for Espresso in a rapidly developing education market.
- Jul 2002: signs a distribution agreement with the London Grid for Learning.
- Jun 2003: schools updating via broadband technology overtake schools updating by satellite.
- Dec 2004: joins forces with CLEO to deliver our primary service to 850 schools in Cumbria and Lancashire.
- Jan 2005: Independent Television News (ITN) makes a strategic investment in Espresso.
- Mar 2006: acquires Netmedia Education, a market leader in the provision of learning platforms and educational portals.
- Mar 2007: acquires Channel 4 Learning to become the definitive place for video-based learning for schools.
- Nov 2007: announce a Swedish version of Espresso in partnership with Liber (Infinitas).
- Nov 2007: launches Channel 4 Learning Clipbank, a cross-curricular digital library for secondary schools.
- Jun 2008: launches Education Clip Library, selling clips to non-UK education publishers, large school districts and web-based education service providers.
- May 2009: sells Netmedia Education to itslearning.
- Feb 2010: launches Home Access for Espresso Primary and Clipbank, to extend learning opportunities beyond the classroom.
- Mar 2010: Lewis Bronze is recognised with an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Education Resource Awards.
- Apr 2011: launches Espresso Elementary in the United States.
- Mar 2011: teams up with Franklin Watts to publish three new series of Espresso books featuring the Espresso characters.
About us: Who we are
- Lewis Bronze, CEO and Co-founder, is the former Editor of Blue Peter and Newsround. His creative flair and passion for education and his desire to motivate pupils to think and learn are the driving forces behind the company. In 2010, Lewis was recognised with an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Education Resource Awards for his contribution to the world of e-learning.
- Richard McGrath, President, joined Espresso in March 2002 and focused the company's strategic efforts on technology, content delivery and distribution and commercial policies. As a result, Espresso has become a market leader - tremendous growth, expansion into new markets and countries and financial success. Richard manages shareholder activities, acquisitions, divestitures and partnerships as well as major commercial and contractual matters across the Espresso Group companies.
All Espresso's products and services are proudly produced in the UK and the US. Our talented team of 133 employees are passionate about making a positive contribution to education across the world. Within our production and training teams, we benefit from the experience of many senior educationalists and teachers who have a keen understanding of the needs of teachers and pupils.
About us: Working for us
There are many talented people working for Espresso. Developing Espresso and providing the additional support around it requires many different people with diverse skills sets. These range from technical support, to video editing and java developers, to teacher training and sales.
We are all passionate about who we work for and what we do. We work together, play together and celebrate achievements together.
If you are passionate about making a positive contribution to education, then a career with Espresso Education could be for you.
If you would like to apply for a job at Espresso, please email your CV and a covering letter to email@example.com
We currently have the following vacancies available:
Head of SecondaryThe role is that of Head of Secondary within Espresso Education. The post-holder will be the Digital Publisher for online products and services aimed at secondary school level, the main secondary school product being our Channel 4 Learning Clipbank. The post-holder will be responsible for all strategic development for Clipbank, including growing its business profile to expand market share, and its profitability.
Read more: Head of Secondary
Business Development ManagerA new, challenging and exciting position has arisen in our Commercial department to create and maintain relationships with individual schools in South West of England (including S.Wales)
Read more: Business Development Manager
Digital Project Manager - Fixed term contract position until Jan 2014We are embarking on a project which will involve re-imagining our existing Espresso product to meet the needs of the National Curriculum 2014, and we need an experienced digital project manager to drive this project through from early project scoping to delivery.
Read more: Digital Project Manager - Fixed term contract position until Jan 2014
Please note that Espresso will only consider applications from those who already have the right to live and work in the UK. In order for Espresso to apply successfully for a work permit, we need to show that there are no suitable candidates who are normally resident in the UK or who are nationals of the European Economic Area (EU States plus Norway and Iceland). We apologise for any disappointment this may cause and thank you for your interest.
No Agencies please.
If you wish to get in touch with Human Resources, please note that the department does not accept phone calls. Instead, please direct your query to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a candidate applying for a job, please send your CV and covering letter to email@example.com
About us: Work experience
Espresso Education is committed to providing quality work experience for a number of young people each year. We encourage participants to work in all our departments to give them an insight into the world of professional working environment, and to provide them with career guidance.
Experience varies enormously from creating web pages and multimedia content, to observing how we write and produce voiceovers, to routine tasks like sorting and distributing direct mail campaigns. The scope for learning is considerable and depends on the individual.
Espresso has a very friendly and open culture and this is confirmed by the feedback of previous work experience candidates:
Jessica Craven, August 2011"My week at Espresso was interesting and fun. I learned a lot form my week at the company, everyone was really friendly and willing to give up their time to help me."
Read more: Jessica Craven, August 2011
William Bronze, July 2011"Thank you for an amazing two weeks at Espresso."
Read more: William Bronze, July 2011
Alex Morrisey, May 2011"I worked at Espresso Education for three weeks and was given the roll of 'roaming blogger' for the Espresso blog spot on the website."
Read more: Alex Morrisey, May 2011
Adam Salisbury, June 2010"I was fortunate enough to speak to specialists in each department, giving me a huge insight on the diversity of the company. I would recommend Espresso Education for anyone who is looking for an interesting, valuable and challenging Work Experience."
Read more: Adam Salisbury, June 2010
Joseph Mercer-Holland, August 2010"I started work in the Edit Suite, using Final Cut Pro too edit a package shot in Chicago. It was about how a piece of sculpture became a main summer attraction in the city."
Read more: Joseph Mercer-Holland, August 2010