Category Archives: Community Development

Rise into Employment Graduation Ceremony and Launch Event

On the 30th September 2016, a  Rise into Employment graduation ceremony and launch event was held at Royal Bank of Scotland’s Bishopgate office to recognise and celebrate the achievements of recent Rise Programme participants and Switch On Digital Inclusion Programme beneficiaries.


The event was hugely moving and inspirational; hosted by Omar Kahn, Chair of Olmec with speeches from John Mayford, Olmec CEO, Cedric Boston, CEO Arhag and Rise beneficiaries.

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Cedric Boston, CEO Arhag presented certificates of achievements to Rise into Employment  and Swicth On  graduates.

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Annetta Bennett, Olmec Ambassador introduced the Chick Peas Sisters film and delivered an inspirational performance of Maya Angelou’s ‘And still I Rise’ poem. The evening was wrapped up with a buffet and networking.


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Rise into Employment Programme

The Rise employability programme developed in partnership by Arhag and Olmec provides friendly expert advice, accredited training and quality personalised support to help you into work – whatever your skills, qualifications or experiences. It’s open to those who needs a helping hand to find a new or a better job.

Change your life. Get and keep the job that you want.
Get in touch today or complete the attached application form to join the Rise programme.