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Getting Businesses on board

New talent is the lifeblood of any organisation and there are many companies throughout the region who need highly skilled employees with STEM skills and qualifications.

It’s no wonder, then, that many businesses, large and small, are eager to get involved with schools and colleges in order to raise skills, showcase exciting career opportunities and contribute to local communities.

Businesses can work with education in a number of ways:

  • Encouraging employees to take part in voluntary schemes that reach out to young people
  • Organising industry visits and placements for students and teachers
  • Getting involved in science and technology partnerships
  • Setting up workshops, competitions and presentations
  • Supporting STEM-related qualifications
  • Establishing apprenticeship programmes

Rolls-Royce is just one of the many companies that recognises the importance of encouraging young people. Ged Leahy, the company’s Director of Strategic Workforce & Skills Planning in the UK says: “Rolls-Royce is actively involved in and supportive of education activities as a crucial element in widening the pool of talent from which we recruit and as a key part of our corporate social responsibility agenda. In all communities where we have a presence Rolls-Royce supports primary, secondary and further education institutions.”