Thank you and good wishes for the future!

Early this month we received the unfortunate news that Lincolnshire and Rutland EBP have become a victim to the financial impact of the pandemic and ceased trading at the end of December 2021

Michelle Allison, CEO has sent a lovely thank you to the AEBP for all their support over the last few years and wish all of its members good wishes for the future.

HSBC Women in Tech Event

HSBC will be running a virtual event for all university students and recent graduates to engage with our current female technology graduates and learn more about life at HSBC and understand what a technology career with HSBC is really like. Through this virtual event you will also find out more about our 2022 internship and graduate programmes, and the application process for our programmes. 

The events are running on 16th November (6:30-7:30pm) and 18th November (12:30-1:30pm) and you can find out more information and register here; 

16th November 

18th November 

Download the PDF Flyer HERE

Tower Hamlets EBP become “The Switch”

“We’re delighted to announce that from today we’ll now be known as 
The Switch. Following a thorough rebranding process, our new, snappier name was chosen to better reflect the great work that we do in helping to transform the lives of young people.

We may have left our old name, Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership, behind, but our goal and passion remain unchanged.”

You can get more information by visiting their brand new website

The Edge Foundation launch training offer to support Real World Learning in education.

Real World Learning (RWL) involves intentionally designing the curriculum so it is relevant and contextualised, making learning meaningful and inspiring. Although this can come in many forms when connecting with employers, most examples of RWL are centred around students engaging with the employer or community partner.

Continue reading “The Edge Foundation launch training offer to support Real World Learning in education.”

Opportunities in the Army – Captain Polly Marsh

I am a school governor  as well as being a youth engagement officer in the British Army, and a civilian teamwork/leadership facilitator working with young people from all backgrounds and all nationalities.  I am passionate about young people achieving their potential – and to do that, they need to know all their options.

Please find information about Army careers for young people age 16+.    In these uncertain times, the army is seeing a huge increase in applications as it offers job security for life.   This is information all SLT and careers officers need to know and ensure is passed on to ALL students in secondary school, to advise young people of their options.

As you may know, only 8% of secondary age children are aware of the career opportunities available to them in the British Army.  As someone who didn’t have this information when I was at secondary school, I felt cheated – and now it is my mission to ensure ALL children know about these opportunities, regardless of social background, religion, ethnicity, gender or anything else. Everyone is equal in the army.

Only 30% of army careers are in combat roles which means the vast majority are careers that are found in civilian life (mechanics, teachers, doctors, nurses, vets, dentists, engineers, IT/tech, chaplains, lawyers, HR, PR/media  etc.) – the only difference is the army has higher pay, more opportunities, guaranteed continuous training and qualifications, transferable skills for life, plus adventurous lifestyle, fun and friendship.

Please find below links to films about scholarships, bursaries, and apprenticeships (finance is available from £3k – £75k per student). The first video is the most informative and most important to share  – the others will give you more insight from the student’s point of view.    If this information can be shared with all secondary schools and their students that would be great – and I believe it’s our duty or we are letting our children down.