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Business and college links

Business and college links

The value that employers bring when they engage with schools is well evidenced. Research shows that young adults who have greater levels of contact with employers whilst at school are significantly less likely to become NEET (not in education, employment or training) and can expect, when in full-time employment, to earn up to 18% more than peers who had no such workplace encounters. 

Research shows that engagement not only allows employers to add value to schools and the lives of young people, but that young people and schools in turn give huge value to employers. In addition to the hard business case for engaging with schools there is a soft business case. Employers told us that volunteering their time to help young people brings their employees joy; one person told us it was the most rewarding thing they had done whilst at the company.

We work with many local and national companies who support the school with careers fairs, talks etc... if you are an employer and would like to make a difference to our young people please contact clare.ellis@stmartins3-16.org , we would be delighted to talk to you!