Alumni Programme

Our Alumni Programme is designed to help you as you start out in the early stages of your career. It gives you access to a range of benefits:

  • Careers information and advice
  • Employability events designed to help those looking for work experience, apprenticeships, graduate schemes and internships
  • Networking events supported by local companies and business volunteers
  • Giving back to the community by volunteering at a local school, attending a careers event for current students or organising a reunion
  • Becoming an Alumni Ambassador to help champion the programme

We have a dedicated group of Alumni Ambassadors who play a key role in helping to champion the programme and give back to the local community.

Alumni Portal – Sign up here

Alumni Portal – Click here to access

Could you be an Alumni Ambassador?

Alumni Ambassadors use their knowledge, skills and experiences to encourage and motivate young people as they work out their next steps.

Alumni Ambassadors can get involved with a variety of activities:

  • School visits – visiting schools and sixth forms to share experiences of education, employment and/or training.
  • Subject specific workshops – delivering themed workshops
  • Alumni programme Focus Groups – meeting to discuss ways to improve and develop the networks.

Our Ambassadors include apprentices, university students and graduates who are now in full-time employment.

As well as supporting others through volunteering, Ambassadors are given the opportunity to develop their own leadership skills, build confidence and meet people from a range of backgrounds.

If you are interested, please contact for more information.

Click here to read our brochure (PDF).

How do I sign up to the Alumni Programme?

The programme is open to anyone aged 16-25, who has taken part in our programmes previously or was a member of a partner sixth form/college in Tower Hamlets.

Current sixth form/college students can pre-register with us either at an Alumni Assembly or Career Fair. If you consider yourself to be a The Switch Alumni, but you missed the chance at one of our events and/or have left sixth form college you can still express your interest to join here.

Click here to fill out our application form.

Once signed up, you can login to your Alumni Portal and join our community.

"My advice to school leavers would be to take advantage of the rich benefits that the Alumni Network has to offer. It provides a range of development opportunities and a great way to make contact with lots of different people. It could be crucial in helping you get on the first rung of the career ladder, in what is a highly competitive job market."

Mohammad Khan
The Switch Alumni Network Ambassador. Former Tower Hamlets Student.

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