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”
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”
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”
Global Community Investment Executive at Clyde & Co LLP
“I began working with Tower Hamlets EBP just over a year ago, however, Clyde & Co’s support for the EBP’s reading programme goes back over a decade and in 2014 we set up our first business mentoring programme with Stepney Green Sixth Form. Continue reading “Business Volunteers, Inspiring Young Lives”
Alumni Ambassador at Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership
“I first became aware of Tower Hamlets EBP when I was 14 years old. Living in a small estate in East London, I felt limited in my knowledge of education paths and the career routes I could potentially follow.
I then heard about the Lloyd’s Business Mentoring Programme through my secondary school. Continue reading “Alumni Ambassadors”
NYBEP coordinated a ‘World of Work Day’ at Scalby School, Scarborough. The aim of the event for 205 Year 8 students was to help them explore how Maths, English and Science are used in the workplace, as well as highlighting the transferable skills that employers are looking for; ultimately providing them with advice and information to support the option choices process. Continue reading “World of Work #Whatworks”