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We are a social enterprise that connects businesses and communities to create social and economic change.

We work with employers and organisations from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to develop practical projects which widen economic opportunity for everyone.

Watch our film and explore our programmes to find out more about how we make a difference.

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Rodillian Academy sixth form tackle life skills

Year 12 students at Rodillian Academy in Leeds took part in an interactive Life Skills Day last week, with 80 young people building vital soft skills with a series of fun, practical activities with employers.


Sixth form students get a taste of sweet success with Gateley plc

Year 12 students from Bordesley Green Girls' School took on the Just Desserts Challenge hosted by national law firm Gateley Plc at their offices in Birmingham this month.


My work experience at Ahead Partnership

In July we were asked if Matida, a student at Leeds West Academy, could join our marketing team to get some hands-on learning about the industry and the skills she would need to succeed. Here, she tells us what it was like to do work experience and why she would recommend it to all young people.

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King Edward's School explore the diversity of STEM with Ahead Partnership

Over 100 Year 10 students from King Edward's School in Birmingham took part in an interactive STEM Day last week. The day profiled routes into STEM careers and local employers delivered a series of mini-challenges focused around coding, engineering, mathematics and bioscience.

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Ahead Partnership win top award at Leeds Trinity University Employability Awards 2017

We're delighted that last week Ahead Partnership was announced Most Rewarding Professional Placement at the Leeds Trinity University Employability Awards 2017. The awards were presented by Leeds Trinity University in recognition of businesses and organisations who offer outstanding work experience.