Oasis Community Learning Employee Reviews
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I worked for Oasis Community Learning for 2 years. I really enjoyed it, but unfortunaltey there was not much progression for Learning Support Assistants. I feel like the Academy Leadership team was professional and very consistent (particularly in the department that I was working in.) Generally speaking, most staff are professional and hardworking. I feel like working at Oasis had actually broadend my horizons by a fair amount, and had really assisted me in terms of transferrable skills for further employment. From my experience, being a Learning Support Assistant is very useful as an intermediary role. It was something to do while I figured out what I wanted to do, if that makes sense. The duration spent working full time at Oasis helped me discover that I wanted to move onto a role where I can assist people from disadvanted backgrounds, in a sector which further suited my interests. That is why I am currently studying Criminology with Forensics, for a career in law enforcement. Salary was bad though.
The children were lovely but the principle was only interested in improving his own advancement at the cost to all those around him. Most staff left within 12 months. Steer clear at all cost as you wont be happy working for these.
lovely parents and children
On a daily basis it is routine process when dealing with day-to-day tasks. Due to the lack of challenges it can get boring over time. During my time there I did not have much admin level access to which I was unable to get real exposure t my field in terms of IT.
Access to Microsoft Office365
Lonf journey to work and back home
With my time in the company I've seen a really poor management affecting not only IT but all departments. Redundancies are something normal and can be expected anytime - they do speak about family and want to pay you as less as they can and use your labour. I cant seem to comprehend how come there are a lot of good working force still in there - which sadly are leaving one by one. Seen to many good people go . Cant really recommend for experienced people, if you are inexperienced – you might benefit.
Sadly cant say there are any
No benefits at all
The job was fun at the start and enabled me to learn a lot from the start but near the end of my time at the school it became boring due to repetitive work and this lead to me not learning much anymore and I felt my development became flat lined because I continued to learn the same things. Such as help teachers and students with basic and general IT issues. The workplace is okay, you tend to get on well with the teachers and this helped the days go faster, however when there is no work to do, or is a quiet day it becomes very boring and tiring
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Honourable, well intended charity with an inspriational leader. Sometimes the IT ambition feels a little hurried as they seek to find the benefit of new and robust services as quickly as possible. Excellent people.
charity lead, makes a difference to lives
can be frustrating with reorgs
Reviewing and challenging audit packs and liaising with accountants and finance teams. Review meetings with financial Controller and external auditors. I learnt how to use the PS financial systems accounting software package from posting journals to report collation. I learnt how the finance within the education sector works. My colleagues were helpful and receptive. The hardest part of the role was consolidating information for audit. The most enjoyable part of the role was partnering with internal and external stakeholders and delivering a detailed and high quality audit review pack.
Great location and friendly atmosphere
Lack of communication on occasion