AWE is leading the way in connecting with schools through educational charities like the Education Business Partnerships (EBP) and Basingstoke Consortium,to create a greater impact in helping improve students’ skills.
AWE supports pupils from a young age, as evidence has shown that early interventions are a cost-effective way, to raise young people’s aspirations and help develop a future pipeline.
In Basingstoke, AWE works with Basingstoke Consortium who are leaders in their field to ensure that we are providing the right encounters at the right time to young people.
Basingstoke Consortium provides us with opportunities to proactively connect young people to the world of work through business by educating, inspiring and preparing them for the future.
CEO of Basingstoke Consortium and EBP South, Cath Longhurst, says, “It is important that young people are inspired by businesses like AWE into different careers to allow them to make informed decisions about options, career paths to ensure they are choosing the right subjects and gaining the skills needed by industry.
“We need to make the variety of occupations more visible so that young people know about them and can aspire to them.”
“Opportunities provided by Basingstoke Consortium include attending large interactive events like TeenTech – an annual event in which AWE takes part – which aim to educate young people about careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths). It is important that AWE attend these events as by the age of 15-16 one third of their career interests lie in just 10 occupations.”
“We value our long-standing partnership with the Basingstoke Consortium not only through TeenTech, but other outreach events as we share the same vital goal – which is to inspire future generations of scientists and engineers,” says Paul Sagoo, A4e Corporate communications.