Boost your business with education and skills

Engaging with schools, colleges, universities and the wider skills system can benefit your business in many ways. Here we’ve identified five key benefits, based on feedback from real businesses, with video case studies outlining how different employers have experienced these benefits first-hand. 

New talent

New talent

Fresh perspectives

Fresh perspectives

Staff development

Staff development

Build partnerships

Build partnerships

Support your local community

Support your local community

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The benefits of workplace visits

Tom Prentice explains how Stiller Warehousing & Distribution have benefited from workplace visits, including the insights they've gained from building local connections and using the Education Landscape.

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The benefits of industry placements

Lou Doyle shares how Mesma's engagement with industry placements has helped raise their business profile in a competitive recruitment market.

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The benefits of being an Enterprise Advisor

Amy Jefferson, of Alexander Battery Technologies, shares how being an Enterprise Advisor helps her give back to her local community, tackle skills shortages and build a talent pipeline.

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The benefits of setting & supporting student projects

Craig Duff from Kromek explains how setting and supporting student projects helps them to shape the curriculum and the skills of the future workforce.

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The benefits of being a governor

David Johnson outlines how his role as a governor links to Marmax's wider work with local schools and colleges, and the importance of businesses engaging with their local communities.

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The benefits of Apprenticeships

Hear from Matthew Watson about how his apprenticeship helped shape him into the employee he is today, and how Corehaus has built their relationships with local schools, colleges and training providers.

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Using the Education Landscape

Lucy Johnson, Skills Facilitator with North East Ambition, explains how the Education Landscape Guide and Index have helped her connect employers to education providers in ways that benefit their business.

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The Education Landscape: A Guide for Employers

This is a free, independent overview of the education and skills landscape in England, co-produced by leading business bodies. It explains how technical education is changing to better meet business needs, the main ways to get involved, and the key benefits of doing so.

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The Education Landscape: Index

The Index is an accompanying document to the Guide, providing a comprehensive list of different activities businesses may wish to engage with. These are split into five categories and include the key business benefits and estimated time commitments.

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