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We connect employers with education, public and private sector partners to widen their social impact. 

We work across the country with employers and educators to provide services that help employers to engage, inspire and motivate young people around skills, career options and future employment.

Our award-winning and externally validated Make the Grade programme is now in its eighth year and has had an impact on over 150,000 young people to date. 

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Students quiz the professionals at PwC and delve into the world of Professional Services

Students from schools across Leeds and Birmingham are getting an introduction to the world of professional services with the help of business volunteers at an interactive panel session at PwC’s city centre offices.


Sixth Form students to discover Leeds' Fintech opportunities with PwC

Sixth form students from schools across Leeds are getting an introduction to the world of FinTech with the help of business volunteers at an interactive Industry Day at PwC’s city centre office.


Laidlaw Scholars from Leeds University help primary school students with the WOW Factor

10 Laidlaw Scholar students from Leeds University took part in two World of Work (WoW) Days at primary schools in the city earlier this month, sharing their skills and knowledge with 60 primary school pupils.

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Bradford students create marketing campaign for First West Yorkshire

Local bus operator, First West Yorkshire, has worked with students from Parkside School in Cullingworth and Hanson Academy this month to design a marketing campaign to encourage more teens to travel by bus.


Bingley students and Northern Powergrid host 1940s vintage community fair

Northern Powergrid partnered with social enterprise Ahead Partnership to deliver 'Watt a Community!' a brand new competition to get students thinking about vulnerability within their local community.