“Ahead Partnership enable us to give local students a more confident, positive start to their careers and for our they really develop the coaching and leadership skills that are so vital to our business."
Brandon Jones, Head of External Relations, First Group
Since 2004, we've created business and community partnerships that have developed skills, created jobs and widened opportunity for tens of thousands of people.
We do this through tailored partnership programmes which bring together the energy and expertise of employers of every size with public, private and third sector partners to meet local needs.
Our current programmes include:
MAKE THE GRADE
Make the Grade partners employers with education to equip young people with the skills they need for work.
Ahead Partnership bring employers and teachers together to create focused employability activities which build confidence, resilience and aspiration.
Employers can choose from a range of services to create a tailored programme of employer-led activities to meet their specific aims.
We work in partnership with aspire-igen to support young people in Yorkshire aged between 16 and 19 with work experience opportunities whilst they improve their skills and qualifications.
The aspire2work programme ensures that more young people can gain the skills, confidence and drive they need to achieve their goals.
FutureJobs is a fully-funded service that combines in-school events, work experience, enterprise competitions and curriculum resource development to help students aged 15+ understand the world of work.
Opportunities are available for schools, colleges and apprentices until June 2018.