West Berkshipe EBP Education Business Partnership Bringing together business and education in partnership.
Our dedicated team have successfully forged links between local employers, teachers and students - through these partnerships we create and deliver a range of work-related and vocational learning opportunities to inspire, inform and motivate young people at all levels for their future working lives.
Established in 1992, EBP West Berks now works closely with all ten of the local state secondary schools along with Newbury College, some special schools and the Pupil Referral Units. Our links with the business community range from multinationals Vodafone and Bayer through to smaller local organisations such as Newbury Crash Repair and Hartwood Oak.
The Education Business Partnership West Berkshire (EBP West Berks) is a local charity based at New Greenham Park, Newbury which promotes and organises a wide range of work related learning activities for young people in education within West Berkshire.
Our aim is simple - to inspire our future workforce. Not just to inspire but to enable. This means engaging with and supporting young pupils and students at all levels to better equip them for the challenges of their future working life. We do this by giving young people of the region an introduction to the world of work to inspire and motivate them and above all to give them a sound footing on which to make more informed decisions about their future.
We cannot, however, achieve anything in isolation. Our success in creating relevant development opportunities for young people not only depends on engaging and inspiring the young people themselves but also their teachers and local employers.
Quality assured nationally by the NEBPN, we have an outstanding, creative track record of developing lasting and effective links between employers, employees and the education sector.
The EBP West Berks team have the skills to act as a broker between education and business to create a range of exciting programmes to broaden the knowledge of both teachers and students about different working practices and environments. The end result are young people who are more prepared to become effective and confident employees of the future.
Work experience placements, work related learning, enterprise skills development challenges and mentoring programmes - none of these would be possible without close partnership working and a collaborative mindset! All our partnerships set out to create more integrated and effective learning experiences for the young people of our community. We are able to cultivate a broad network of people and have an infrastructure to support the needs of schools and employers across our region.