The Hard Facts on Soft Skills: Yorkshire companies reveal the most in-demand skills for software development and testing

Fruition IT have recently published their own research into the current demands of companies looking to recruit and grow within development and testing here in Yorkshire. Here we've broken down the top learnings for schools and colleges, and future employers, when it comes to the digital and tech sector...


22 Jun 2017

Businesses from the Fitzrovia Partnership come together for local students

Fifteen businesses from across the Fitzrovia Partnership attended their flagship careers event on 16 May to give local students a deeper insight into the career opportunities available and what employers are looking for from the next generation of employees.


23 May 2017

Grange Technology College STEM success

Year 8 students at Grange Technology College in Bradford took part in an interactive STEM Day last week, with 300 young people getting a better insight into the job roles and opportunities available in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.


16 May 2017

Getting Ready for Work: how can we better prepare young people for their future careers?

We break down four of the recommendations made by Ofsted for improving relationships between schools and businesses. Whether you’re an employer or an educationalist, you’ll find something in these recommendations to help you better contribute to the experience of students who are learning about the world of work.


24 Apr 2017

Buttershaw College get to grips with Business & Enterprise

Year 9 students froom Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College in Bradford got an interactive day off timetable to understand more about the world of work and the key behaviours employers are looking for.


07 Apr 2017

Carr Manor Community School students complete mentoring programme

Year 9 students from Carr Manor Community School in Leeds have completed their sixth mentoring programme - with a glitzy Oscars-style ceremony to celebrate their achievements!


30 Mar 2017

Progress 8 and Attainment 8: A guide for business

Schools had their first batch of Progress 8 and Attainment 8 data earlier this year - but what are these new grading systems? This is important as your future workforce are part of these new measures.


23 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship Reforms Survey: Is your business ready?

As a valued partner, we would like to understand how prepared you are for the forthcoming apprenticeship reforms. We would appreciate your time in completing this short survey.


22 Mar 2017

BUSINESS BLOG: WYG's experience of Make the Grade

To perpetuate our industry’s success, it is of vital importance that we inspire future generations to our careers and nurture new talent. This is exactly what our excellent relationship with Ahead Partnership has enabled us to do for several years.


21 Mar 2017

BUSINESS BLOG: #GirlTechLCR with Epiphany Search and She Does Digital

BUSINESS BLOG: We jumped at the opportunity to talk to young women across Leeds about creative design in the digital sector.


17 Feb 2017

Netherwood Advanced Learning Centre introduced to the world of work

Year 8 students from Netherwood Advanced Learning Centre in Barnsley got an early introduction to the world of work with the help of Ahead Partnership and 17 local employers this week.


15 Feb 2017

Leeds East Academy inspired by local firms

Leeds East Academy's Year 8 and 11 students got the chance to quiz local employers on career path options and the experience and knowledge required to work in a wide range of sector this week when 16 businesses joined forces for their Make the Grade careers event.


10 Feb 2017

Carleton High School get a closer look at careers in Pontefract

800 students at Carleton High School quizzed local employers about opportunities and career routes at a careers marketplace event in Pontefract this week.


06 Feb 2017

Westgate Shopping Centre challenge students to Made in Oxford pop-up shop competition

45 students from St Gregory the Great Catholic School, City of Oxford College and Oxford Academy were set a special challenge by Land Securities and the new Westgate Shopping Centre earlier this week.


27 Jan 2017

Is your business apprenticeship levy-ready?

Last year UK Government announced plans to introduce a new Apprenticeship Levy to help fuel and support the growing demand for apprenticeships. Here's our simple guide to how the levy will work with some resources to help your business decide what works.


25 Jan 2017

BUSINESS BLOG: 5 Star Futures with DWF

BUSINESS BLOG: We are delighted this year to be working with Swallow Hill Community College and Ahead Partnership on our award winning 5 STAR Futures education programme.


15 Jan 2017

Land Securities launch Girls Can Do It Too

Yesterday saw the launch of Girls Can Do It Too, an exciting new Make the Grade project from Land Securities which hopes to inspire young women to explore careers in construction.


11 Jan 2017

A life without hope - thoughts on the Prince’s Trust Youth Index

The report published by the Prince’s Trust of recent research on anxiety amongst young people is as concerning as it is challenging to the society that has created the negative environment that surrounds them.


11 Jan 2017

Barclays focus on confidence with Year 8 students at Acland Burghley School

Business volunteers from Barclays helped Year 8 students develop their self-confidence with an interactive workshop day at Acland Burghley School last month.


09 Jan 2017

KPMG help students understand dangers online

Business volunteers from KPMG ran an interactive cyber security workshop with Year 8 students at Leeds City Academy last month, helping them to understand the benefits and dangers of using social media and other tools online.


02 Jan 2017