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”
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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 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”
Employability & Skills
Employability Skills have been captured by all the members of the CBI who, when surveyed, in 2011, gave a very clear list of their priorities when recruiting. Teamwork, communication, leadership are all on the list.
Students need opportunities to hone these skills as early as possible and to gain confidence with a range of different experiences until their competencies are strong in all areas. EBP Kent is convinced the best route is in partnership with local, regional and national employers who can support and in some cases lead delivery of the most suitable programmes. Employers inform and update the EBP weekly, they are the best conduit to give guidance and lead these areas, at the very core of all that is Education Business Partnership. Continue reading “For me or not for me?”
Local Education Business Partnerships (EBPs) play a key role in bringing together schools, businesses and community organisations in local areas and supporting tens of thousands of pupils every year to develop their employability skills and drive up their aspirations. Some EBPs are coordinated by the borough, and others are independent bodies that work in partnership with their local council.
Subjects in the City was an innovative project which aimed to bring together City business and teachers from local schools to enrich the curriculum across a range of areas. Continue reading “Collaborating “Subjects in the City””
B&E Together Ltd helped organise a Belgium mobility experience for students of Dearne Valley College at CVO Heusden- Zolder. B&E thanked the team at CVO Heusden Zolder for their commitment to the development and training of Young People from the UK. The students were committed and enthusiastic throughout the project and learned new skills and techniques during their training.
The group was extremely complimentary to their Belgium Hosts portraying their thanks to the team at CVO for their support and especially to Joris Quintens. Here is what one of the students said about the whole trip Continue reading “Lessons from Belgium”