New Critical Report: Work Experience Gap Widens, Threatening University Access and Social Mobility

A report released today by Speakers for Schools highlights the concerning issue of work experience being a key factor for university admissions, potentially creating a double disadvantage for students from underprivileged backgrounds.

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AEBP Members gathering a huge success…

The first members gathering of the AEBP in November was a huge success. Members across the country came together to network, share working practises, see the new members web portal / directory in action and to discuss the future direction of the AEBP. Everyone agreed the event was extremely worthwhile and said they would recommend it to other EBP organisations.

Full evaluation data for the day is available to download on this hyperlink and some great ideas and suggestions were captured from the members.

Lunchtime Roundtable Discussions

Somerset EBP Launch! – Andrew Hanson, Somerset EBP Manager

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”

The AEBP History

About us:

The AEBP has been re-constituted from EBPn following 18 months of planning and hard work by a small group of EBPn members.

Background:

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

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”

Collaborating “Subjects in the City”

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””