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Growing Talent #BPFS - Schools/Colleges registration


Growing Talent #BPFS is a new programme led by social enterprise Ahead Partnership supported by funding from Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP, BMet, BEP and private sector employers.

It builds on four successful years of activity delivered in Birmingham during Professional Services Week, extending this into a year-round programme of careers and skills activity led by BPFS employers in Birmingham and Solihull.

With current restrictions limiting the opportunity for face-to-face activities, this programme has been specifically designed to include the use of digital resources, recorded events and virtual “live” events.  All aspects of this exciting sector will be covered.

There are a range of activities on offer which will include careers panels, video resources, live brief projects, Meet the Employer events an exciting new Immerse and Progress programme.  

The programme launched with a two-week festival in November 2020 where 58 volunteers spanning 23 regional employers committed their time and saw over 15,000 students learn more about the sector. 91% of young people said the festival increased their awareness of different roles in the BPFS sector and 59% said the festival made them more likely to consider a role in #BPFS.

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Free Growing Talent #BPFS learning resources available to schools/colleges

Developed with a large range of the region's employers, we have exclusive Growing Talent #BPFS video resources available to any school/college in the Birmingham & Solihull area. These video resources showcase the variety of roles available, jobs of the future and pathways into the sector from people working in the industry right now.

The series includes 21 video resources with the following themes: #BPFS Spotlight Series, Jobs of the Future and Careers Panels.

Link to sign up to resources - To get access to any of the resources listed above, please follow this link to complete a short registration form. Once you have registered, you will receive links to all requested videos, which will be yours to use.

This programme continues throughout 2021 so please register your interest below to take part and access the live activities on offer for your students.

If you are a school or college and want to register your interest in Growing Talent #BPFS please complete the form below and we will get in touch:




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A member of the team will be in touch with you soon to discuss how your school/college can get involved.