EE will host a National Tech Tea Party Day where its staff will be on hand to improve the digital skills of customers as part of its commitment to help 1m people by 2015.
The Tech Party, in the diary for 9 September, will also be brought to offices and community centres, where volunteers will help with basic online skills like sending emails and texts, searching on their phones and filling out forms through apps. The initative is being delivered in partnership with digital skills charity Go ON UK and has already hosted 1,069 people.
Outlined as part of its UK Responsibility Report, the company will also now train 1,500 apprentices by 2015, a significant increase from the 500 it has already offered workplace training. The company will also reduce its carbon emissions and waste sent to landfill by 50 per cent over the next year. During 2013, EE reduced its carbon emissions by 9 per cent and waste to landfill by 45 per cent.