Message from the AEBP Chair.
Christmas is almost upon us, 2019 is fast approaching and as EBP’s the time to step up our own profiles as a collective group of expert practitioners is here. The AEBP national profile, has never been as important and needs to promote the good work and quality interventions its members continue to supply.
According to guidance for schools “Careers Leaders are responsible and accountable for the delivery of their school’s programme of career advice and guidance. It is a senior role that requires the person doing it to have a clear overview of the school’s careers provision and to make sure that the school meets the Gatsby Benchmarks by the end of 2020.”
In 2020, will you be sitting wishing that you had acted now? 2019 will be one of the most important years in the history of our Education Business Partnership network. Now more than ever EBPs need to work collectively and collaboratively as a team.
Behind the scenes of the AEBP we have been working tirelessly to help promote EBP’s across the country not only in relation to the Gatsby benchmarks, but the challenges of unfunded brokerage. Lots has happened throughout 2018 and we have rebranded and started a working partnership with the Edge Foundation. We need to reinstate our annual subscription to continue our work and step up the recognition of the quality work that takes place and the service available from members.
Ensure your organisation is a part of the network of EBPs across the country who are renewing their membership for 2019 and secure your place in the emerging new landscape in the Careers, Enterprise and STEM service supporting the education sector. The membership form and associated documents can be found here and the link below, but please get them back to us before the end of January to be able to take advantage of the limited subsidised membership subscription kindly provided by the Edge Foundation.
Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas period and a prosperous New Year
The Association of Education and Business Professionals
What do multi-national energy projects and small digital agencies have in common? Firstly, they both need the right skills to succeed. Secondly, both play a key role in the Somerset economy. These were just two business sectors represented at the Somerset Education Business Partnership launch on Wednesday 24 October. Continue reading “Somerset EBP Launch! – Andrew Hanson, Somerset EBP Manager”
Work experience is vital. Not just to young people who can experience the workplace environment, figure out their career paths and learn a range of transferable skills (highlighted in the Department for Education’s Employers Perspective Survey 2016), but also to employers and institutions by helping them to understand the young people of today, look at their skill strengths and gaps along with helping them with their recruitment both now and in the future. This visionary approach is one that supporters of quality work experience from all backgrounds and sectors to ensure that young people can be successful in life-after all we are the future! Continue reading “Young Perspectives on Work Experience – Dominic Jones, MYP”
The Edge Foundations new report published today on the UK’s skills shortages shows an estimated 600,000 vacancies in digital technology are costing the country £63 billion a year.
Let that sink in a moment.
600,000 tech vacancies, but GCSE entries in IT and computing down 11% in last year – is the #EBacc costing the UK economy £63bn a year? Continue reading “The real skills shortage in the UK”
Originally funded by Nationwide, Education Business Partnership’s Financial Awareness programme has been developed for students in Year 10 upwards and is aimed to increase student’s financial awareness and understanding.
Business volunteers from a financial background and who help people manage their money daily, volunteered to help the students and support delivery of the workshops. Continue reading “Combining financial literacy with good CSR”
The Girls in Hi-Tech programme aims to address the lack of woman entering high technology business sectors. It gives girls the opportunity to experience the types of roles that are available in the Hi-Tech sector and to hear first-hand from female business ambassadors about their careers. Continue reading “Girls in High Tech”
Work experience is one of the most important links between employers and schools/colleges. It provides an opportunity for young people to experience first-hand (and often for the first time) what happens in a working environment. Continue reading “Why Work Experience Works”
The AEBP has been re-constituted from EBPn following 18 months of planning and hard work by a small group of EBPn members.
Fifteen years ago, we were represented by the National EBP network – NEBP. Funding was available from central government for a team of full time staff to keep this body at the forefront of careers, enterprise and employability work. We enjoyed Continue reading “The AEBP History”
Welcome from the Chair:
I am delighted to announce today the re-launch of the National Network for Education Business Partnerships.
Formerly known as EBPn, we have re-constituted and rebranded as AEBP, The Association of Education Business Professionals. We are a membership body comprising of over 55 organisations dedicated to preparing young people for the world of work. Continue reading “Welcome”
The first employability event between Beths Grammar School and EBP Kent, delivered for the benefit of the school’s Year 11 and any Year 12 students who were able to visit the business volunteers at various points of the day. Working with the lead contact at the school, Matthew Neylan, an event was created catering to the student’s future aspirations, general employability skills (interview techniques, job application, for example) and the opportunity to come into contact with a range of education and training providers.
This was a full day event, lasting from 0910 until 1530, taking place on the 26th January 2018. A member of EBP Kent’s Level 6 Guidance staff also attended the event to offer impartial advice to any students still unsure of what their ‘next steps’ might involve. Continue reading “University & Beyond: Evaluation”