Silicon Valley-founded co-learning business launches London campus
A company that provides co-learning spaces where people can learn how to future-proof their careers has launched in London.
Founded in Silicon Valley, Jolt enables professionals to learn from international experts through practical classes and gym-style memberships.
Its aim is to help people accelerate their careers and network with like-minded individuals as they grow their knowledge together.
The company’s first campus opened on Monday (January 7) on Liverpool Street, with a second due to open in Soho this summer.
A pre-launch registration phase saw more than 1,000 people apply for Jolt’s first January cohort of 100 seats.
Jolt’s London membership already includes employees from TransferWise, Google, Facebook, McKinsey and Citi Bank, as well as former staff from Skype and founders of various early-stage startups.
Dion McKenzie, UK regional director of Jolt, said: “Jolt’s mission is to reinvent learning and we’re thrilled to bring those benefits to professionals across London.
“Traditional learning methods are failing to meet consumer demands for ongoing and constant learning that benefits you both personally and in a professional capacity.”
He continued: “Whether we’re improving people’s understanding of their own career path and interests, simply teaching a new skill or refining a targeted approach to learning, Jolt offers an environment where people can learn from world class experts in a tailored way and get feedback from peers – allowing them to build a valuable professional network outside of work.
“Employees want and need to constantly develop their skills, and Jolt solves this problem with stackable classes that fit around an individual’s lifestyle.”