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St Wilfrid's students put their burning questions to Wakefield employers

Year 10 Media Studies students from St Wilfrid's Academy in Wakefield asked their questions about working in the creative industries with an interactive panel of Yorkshire businesses.


12 Apr 2018

#GirlTechLCR helps young women discover tech for Leeds Digital Festival

Female students from four schools across Leeds and Bradford are getting an introduction to the world of digital with the help of volunteers from tech firms across the Leeds City Region for Leeds Digital Festival.


12 Apr 2018

Gateley plc challenge students in Birmingham to open their own business

International law firm Gateley plc asked Year 10 students from Lyndon School and Tile Cross Academy to design and pitch a new idea for a pet grooming business in a bid to help them develop their business planning and essential employability skills.


11 Apr 2018

Farnley Academy mentoring programme graduates on track for success with help from KPMG Leeds

Year 9 and 10 students from Farnley Academy in Leeds have completed a group mentoring programme with mentors with KPMG. The mentoring is part of the NCOP programme which is aimed at supporting the most disadvantaged young people in England in progress on to Higher Education.


03 Apr 2018

Eco-friendly airline wins Birmingham Airport Challenge

An eco-friendly airline concept developed by students from Chelmsley Wood was awarded first place in The Birmingham Airport ‘Launch an Airline’ Challenge.


28 Mar 2018

Winners announced at final of ‘Made in Portsmouth’ competition at Gunwharf Quays

A panel of Dragons Den-style judges were wowed by the business plans and innovative product ideas that were showcased by teams of students as part of the Made in Portsmouth project.


23 Mar 2018

Integrated Bradford Make the Grade wins T&A Schools Award

Our Make the Grade programme with Integrated Bradford won a Telegraph & Argus Schools Award last Thursday 15 March.


20 Mar 2018

Leeds East Academy students hone their interview skills

Business volunteers from Arup, DLA Piper, Calbee, RBS and Transpennine Express were among the professionals giving Leeds East Academy's students their first taste of a real interview last week.


13 Mar 2018

Free Northern Powergrid education resources launched to support local teachers and pupils

Northern Powergrid, the region's electricity distributor, has launched a suite of new education resources to help teachers deliver science, technology, engineering maths, (STEM) and citizenship lessons to 7 to 14 year olds.


23 Feb 2018

Gunwharf Quays launches Made in Portsmouth challenge

24 students from The Charter Academy, Portmouth Academy and King Richard's School were set a special challenge by Landsec and Gunwharf Quays earlier this month - with an enthusiastic response from local students.


22 Feb 2018

Successful project encourages city students to stay on in Leeds

#INLEEDSDAY2018, a student-led initiative that supports graduate retention across Leeds, will see businesses host groups of students on a series of workplace visits and has attracted support from Jake Berry, the Northern Powerhouse Minister.


19 Feb 2018

Leeds pupils sleep out to help homeless young people

Pupils at the Co-operative Academy of Leeds will be swapping their beds for sleeping bags this Friday (23 February), to raise funds for youth homelessness charity Centrepoint.


18 Feb 2018

Government's new Careers Strategy: What does it mean for employer engagement in schools?

We work in partnership with businesses at a local and national level, to ensure young people are afforded the opportunity to meet professionals from all industries and walks of life. We want all volunteers to understand what this new strategy means for them, and how their work will be valued by schools.


14 Feb 2018

Trinity Kitchen Challenge launches for fourth year

Young people from six schools in Leeds and Bradford are getting an opportunity to hone their business and enterprise skills with a unique challenge from Leeds’ Trinity Kitchen – the pop-up street food space at Trinity Leeds shopping centre in the city centre.


12 Feb 2018

Carr Manor School & Capsticks take Social Action for Jane Tomlinson Appeal

Leeds charity Jane Tomlinson Appeal challenged 20 students from Carr Manor School to come up with a brand new fundraising idea as part of a Social Action project we've been running with the school.


25 Jan 2018

Whitcliffe Mount School's Year 7 take on the world of work

Year 7 students from Whitcliffe Mount School in Cleckheaton learned all about the world of work from a host of local businesses this week, with 280 young people taking part in a Business & Enterprise Day.


25 Jan 2018

Ahead Partnership secures national Chamber Business Award

We've been crowned the Best Business and Education Partnership nationally at the Chamber Business Awards 2017!


08 Jan 2018