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
“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.”
We are getting
in touch to explain an exciting change which will be happening on 3rd November.
After 30 years
of being called Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership, we are undergoing
a full rebrand which includes changing our name! We will officially announce
our dynamic new look on 3rd November – check your emails and our social media
to see what it will be!
Why is this
We knew that it
was time for a refresh. Our brand identity was showing its age, and many people
have struggled with our current name – it’s long and hard to remember, and we
have often been mistaken for Tower Hamlets Council. People often do not
understand that we are a charity, either.
Our new name is
short, memorable and relevant to what we do, plus our energetic new brand will
have a more engaging tone and colourful appearance – goodbye dull blue!
this mean legally?
We will still
be operating as Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership for the next few
months while we undergo copyright processes on our new logo and name. During
this period, we will be “trading as” our new name. This means that
all legal processes, including payments and invoices, banking information,
safeguarding, data protection, DBS disclosures, and SLAs, are still under our
current name. So you don’t need to do anything at this time. We will give a
significant amount of notice before we undergo a legal name change.
We are very
excited to have you on this journey with us – and enjoy our big name reveal on
3rd November! And we would like to reassure you that we are changing our name
but keeping our aim.
And pass it
We won’t be
passing our news on to lots of people who have worked with us previously, due
to data protection regulations. So please send on this message to other
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.
The Edge Foundation has developed a training offer – Edge
Future Learning – to engage and empower teachers to bring RWL examples to the
classroom and embed authentic contextualised learning for students through a
A Teacher Externship is an intentional activity which
involves teachers connecting and visiting a local employer.
Understanding how their subject is used in business and
discussing different career pathways relevant to their subject can really help
to re-energise teaching staff. This includes, of course, recognising the
importance of the so-called ‘soft skills’ used in industry.
Teachers then plan a project linked to the curriculum, or
develop curriculum-based resources, using the business they have connected with
as the context and setting.
Their students complete the work or project within school,
to enhance their understanding of the relevance of the curriculum, develop
their employability skills, prepare them for the workplace and help make
informed career choices enabling them to fulfil their potential.
Building on our work with Edge Future Learning Leaders and
Partners around the world, we have also developed training to support Community
Connected Learning and Project Based Learning to help bring education to life.
Edge Future Learning is here to support, share, inspire and
be with you every step of the way, from planning your first project or
expedition to transforming education through the power of relevance.
The Solicitor Apprenticeship is a fully funded programme, lasting 7 years, where students complete a law degree and the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) with the guarantee of a Crown Prosecutor role upon successful completion. Study takes place alongside a full time Paralegal role within the CPS.
In order to be eligible for this programme, you need to live in Yorkshire & Humberside or Greater London and fulfil one of the following criteria:
Would be first in family to attend University or achieve degree/degree-level qualification.
Have been eligible for free school meals whilst at secondary school
Live in a neighbourhood with a low rate of progression to higher education or has high levels of socio-economic deprivation
Have been in or currently in social care
Live in a household where their parent/guardian total gross annual income is equal to or less than the national average for the household expenditure in their area
To find out more about this exciting opportunity, sign up now to one of our Solicitor Apprenticeship Engagement Days below:
26th October 2021, 11am-4pm – Link MKM Stadium, Walton St, Hull, HU3 6HU
28th October 2021, 10:30-3:30pm – Link Ambassadors Hotel Bloomsbury, 12 Upper Woburn Pl, London WC1H 0HX
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is a series of virtual events and digital resources aimed at supporting young
people during the move to home learning.
than ever, it’s vital to keep young people engaged. connectED focuses on
continuing to develop young people’s employability and life skills, and provide
meaningful encounters with business volunteers.
The offer is free for all schools and youth organisations across England, to help support teachers and students either learning from home or in school. For further information and to sign up to receive these resources, visit THEBP’s connectED webpage HERE
Earlier this month the AEBP hosted the first of a series of
online “Microsoft Teams” events. Members and non-members shared ideas and
thoughts on a Post Covid School and Workplace environment and the products and
services that are being offered to schools including new virtual options.
We had 36 delegates attending and everyone left positive comments (see below) and said they were looking forward to another event in the near future.
Just following up from the virtual AEBP Work Experience Meeting this morning and our conversation later, I thought it was a really useful and thought-provoking meeting with great input from different practitioners and education business professionals. Although we work for a large organisation with lots of supportive colleagues, we don’t get to share our work with people that really understand the breadth of our experiences and challenges in the WEX world, so it was really refreshing as most of us are facing the same problems. Catherine
Thanks so much for organising this it has been very useful and I would like to be included in any future sessions – Lesley
Thanks to all, it was really useful, stay safe all – Charmian
Thanks Kevin and everyone, really interesting – Corinne
Thanks for hosting Kevin. Very useful session – Gavin
Thanks for that Kevin, interesting session. Very useful so in the future would be good – Jamela
Great to hear sharing of ideas – thank you. Also keen for another in the future – Faye
Very useful, great to do again. Thanks everyone – Sarah
Very useful thanks Kevin would be useful to attend another meeting – Keisha
A useful discussion and hope we have some more in the future. – Catherine
I found it useful! if there is anything else to discuss, I’d be happy to join another session – Georgia
Really useful to hear from people with different experiences – Sally
Thank you all. Really informative and appreciated. Yes, please to scheduling another event – Afet
Really useful – thank you. Might be good to do this again – Alex
Very useful, thank you – Kim
Thank you, Kevin, and all on the call for sharing your experiences. It has been really interesting to hear what is happening around the country – Imelda
Great session, helpful and informative. Thanks everyone – Michelle
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.
On 1 July, changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) saw flexible furloughing introduced, so employees will no longer have to be furloughed for a minimum period of three weeks.
Following the change the CJRS has more flexibility to allow claims on a pro rata basis. Employers will be able to permit employees to work some of the week and be furloughed for the rest.
An employee needs to have been furloughed for at least three consecutive weeks between 1 March and 30 June to be eligible for furlough from 1 July. Additionally, after 1 July, employers may be subject to a cap on the number of employees that can be claimed for in a CJRS claim they are able to make.
The CJRS changes have effect from 1 July until the closure of the scheme on 31 October.
Parents returning from statutory maternity leave, paternity leave, adoption leave, shared parental leave and bereavement leave are broadly exempt from the CJRS furlough changes. So parents who are returning to work over the coming months will be eligible for the CJRS despite the scheme closing to new entrants on 30 June.
Additionally, from 1 August, the level of the grant will be reduced each month. From August the employer will need to pay employer national insurance and pension contributions for the time the employee is furloughed. For August, the government will continue to pay 80% of wages up to a maximum of £2,500 proportional to the hours the employee is furloughed. For September, the government will pay 70% of wages up to £2,187.50, and for October, the government will pay 60% of wages up to a maximum of £1,875. During these months employers will have to top up employees’ wages to ensure they receive 80% of their wages up to the £2,500 cap.