ORT UK is part of the ORT global network, which has been transforming lives through training and education since 1880.

The ORT network now reaches over 200,000 people a year in more than 30 countries, providing a combination of high-level science and technology education driven by Jewish values, bridging the gap between ability and opportunity

ORT UK was founded in 1921 to fundraise for ORT’s international projects and teach skilled trades to Jewish communities trapped in poverty.

Today, our organisation continues to support global projects through a series of annual fundraising events. We also run successful local programmes including:




We are passionate about unleashing the potential of young people so they can Face the Future and have a positive impact on the world around them.



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ORT JUMP is ORT UK’s flagship domestic project.

A mentoring programme for students in their first year of sixth form (Year 12), ORT JUMP is designed to help bridge the gap between school and the workplace. Established in 2009 by Julia Alberga, with support from World ORT, ORT JUMP is now working with over 250 students across 11 schools. Mentors from a wide range of industries, meet with their mentees five times over the duration of the academic year, to discuss topics such as qualifications and career paths, working hours, essential skills and training. Many of our students find work experience and acceptance onto corporate schemes through the programme.


Professional Women’s Network (PWN)

2016 saw the launch of the Professional Women’s Network, which brings together women from different professional backgrounds and provides a space for networking.

We provide opportunities to hear guest speakers, with past subjects including, ‘What the World of Business can Learn from Religion,’ ‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling – Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace,’ and ‘How to Survive and Thrive: Dealing with Workplace Stress.’

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NXT Lay Leadership Programme

Our NXT Lay Leadership Programme is launching in February 2020.

The programme has been designed to equip aspiring Jewish community innovators with the skills and connections to help them on their path to success within the charity and beyond.

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