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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 seventh year and has had an impact on over 100,000 young people to date. 

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New book highlights the global impact of Leeds innovators and pioneers - include Ahead Partnership!

A new book, ‘Leeds: Cradle of Innovation’, celebrates Leeds innovators of the past and present and sets the scene for future innovations.


The Careers & Enterprise Company invests in local projects to help bring the world of work to life for young people in Bradford & Doncaster

The Careers & Enterprise Company today (7 June) announced the successful recipients of its £1.5 million Opportunity Area Fund which is invested in programmes across Opportunity Areas including Bradford, Doncaster and surrounding areas to help thousands of young people in the region prepare for the fast-changing world of work.

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Watt a Community! Northern Powergrid helps Middlesborough pupils raise awareness of vulnerable people

Northern Powergrid is helping year nine and ten pupils from Unity City Academy in Middlesbrough create their own community event to reach out to and raise awareness of vulnerable people in the area they live.


Wetherby School students develop essential skills with exciting enterprise challenge

Year 9 students from Wetherby School developed their communication, presentation, teamwork and enterprise skills with the help of local business volunteers by designing their 'Hotel of the Future'.


DLA Piper support inner city Leeds schools with Make the Grade

DLA Piper has supported over 1300 local students this academic year in a bid to boost employability skills and raise awareness of the career opportunities available in professional services in Leeds City Region.