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The Co-operative Academy Leeds explore Routes into Employment

Year 8 students from The Co-operative Academy of Leeds took part in an interactive Routes into Employment Day with business volunteers from a range of local employers earlier this month.

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22 Nov 2017

Pontefract pupils Light Up Yorkshire with Northern Powergrid

Five pupils from The Rookeries Carleton Junior & Infant School in Pontefract took centre spot at the Wakefield Light Switch on after winning the ‘Northern Powergrid Light up Yorkshire competition’ to design their own Christmas light which featured in the Wakefield 2017 light display.

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22 Nov 2017

Strategic appointment to support Make the Grade in South Yorkshire

It is with great excitement that we welcome our most recent addition to the team; Dani Grant has joined us as Partnership Development Manager for South Yorkshire. This is a huge step forward for us and reinforces our strategic commitment to Sheffield and the wider district.

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17 Nov 2017

92% consider their future careers choices thanks to the Premier Farnell Technology Challenge

We have some great news to share. Feedback from 400 students that are involved in the Premier Farnell Technology Challenge has reported that 92% of students taking part have said that it has raised their awareness of the different types of careers that are available to them.

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16 Nov 2017

Students and businesses encouraged to 'Make the Grade' in Sheffield

Ahead Partnership will extend our nationwide Make the Grade programme when it launches in Sheffield on 8 November. Calling upon organisations, schools and colleges from the South Yorkshire region to get involved, the Make the Grade programme brings businesses and educators together to give every young person inspiration and ideas, regardless of their background.

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14 Nov 2017

Outwood Grange Academy students get first taste of Make the Grade

Business volunteers from Arena Group, O2, XPO Logistics and Plexus Law were among the professionals giving Outwood Grange Academy students in Wakefield their first taste of a real interview last month.

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07 Nov 2017

Girls Can Do It Too launches for second year

Last week saw the launch of Girls Can Do It Too, an exciting project from Land Sec which is set to inspire young women to explore careers in construction for the second year.

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06 Nov 2017

BUSINESS BLOG: Our experience of being a Make the Grade partner by RBS

NatWest helps customers at all stages in their lives, from opening student accounts, to buying their first home, setting up a business, and saving for retirement. As part of our wider commitment to our communities, we encourage our staff to take part in skills-based volunteering through Make the Grade.

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02 Nov 2017