Co-learning pioneer Jolt launches in London

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by Charlie Spargo
Jolt, the "world's first school for your career"

London-based professionals looking for new ways to future-proof their lives and careers now have a new opportunity.

Jolt, the first physical co-learning space where international experts share their teaching with those who have signed up, has launched in Liverpool Street today. It offers gym-style memberships and practical classes.

Later in 2019, it will open another London location, this time in Soho. At the moment, a month’s membership costs £100, while signing up for a whole year works out at £85 per month, and allows users to book up to six classes.

Members are generally tech, marketing and finance professionals, and many of the first 100 accepted for Jolt’s January seats come from young start-ups and companies including Transferwise, Google, Facebook and McKinsey.

Jolt hosted a pre-launch registration for these spaces, and received more than 1,000 applicants. Of those who were successful, they will now be able to access the app allowing them to sign up to classes hosted in special Jolt Rooms. There, the expert hosting the session can remotely dial in from wherever they are.

The organisation markets itself as being perfect for startup employees, freelancers, entrepreneurs, team leaders, those looking for a career change, and creatives. 

“Jolt’s mission is to reinvent learning and we’re thrilled to bring those benefits to professionals across London,” said Dion McKenzie, UK Regional Director of Jolt. “Traditional learning methods are failing to meet consumer demands for ongoing and constant learning that benefits you both personally and in a professional capacity. 

“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.”

Current options for Jolt members include ‘How To Read People: Adapting Yourself To Understand Others’ from social psychologist and TeamDiligent founder Noa Matz; ‘Techniques to Ace Your Next Interview’ by writer, editor and researcher Madison Salters; and ‘How To Create Brand Fandom’ from Selfridges and TripAdvisor Marketing Consultant, Bianca Bass.