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By working with schools and colleges in the North East, your business can create strong links with the next generation of employees

Through our North East Ambition programme we are working with over 200 Education institutions from Primary to College level, supporting them to embed quality careers education. By working with a local schools or college you can inspire the next generation and develop your future talent pipeline.

A skilled workforce is at the heart of every business. Getting to know the education and skills landscape, and the different ways to get involved, can benefit your business in many ways. For more guidance on how to get involved take a look at the Education Landscape guide and index for employers: Understanding the education system from Apprenticeships, Work Experience, to Traineeships | Education Landscape

Did you know?

“Young people who recalled four or more employer activities while at school were five times less likely to be NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) and earned, on average, 16% more than peers who recalled no such activities.” – Dr.  Anthony Mann, Education and Employers 

There are a number of ways businesses and employees can get involved with the programme. We can help your business to:

  • Understand the skills you need and how to fill your skills gaps
  • Advise on staff development and training
  • Make links with local schools and colleges to access future talent
  • Challenge misconceptions about your industry
  • Help young people to gain the skills employers need
  • Bring new perspectives to your business
  • Give back to your community

We've summarised each opportunity below. If you would like more information please get in touch with a member of the skills team.

How can businesses and employees get involved?

Supporting Students

Your future workforce is currently in education. Sharing your knowledge, experience and advice will inspire and inform their career choices. 

Providing workplace experience

Nothing beats hands-on experience for gaining an insight into working life, and your business can also benefit in a number of ways.

Supporting High Quality Teaching

Your input will ensure teachers can share up to date knowledge, and gives you the opportunity to shape the skills being taught around your business needs. 

Work-based learning

Helping an individual learn whilst they work in your business is a great way to develop a motivated, skilled, and qualified employee.

Providing expert guidance

Sharing your knowledge and expertise with governmentand education institutions will help to influence what is taught so that it is relevant to your business.