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School Business Network

The ground-breaking School Business Network aims to enhance the skills and employability of students in the Liverpool City Region by bringing educators and employers closer together in a central hub.

The School Business Network has been developed in partnership with Liverpool City Council following Liverpool Chamber’s research which revealed that businesses experience obstacles to meaningfully engage with schools in a sustainable and meaningful way despite a strong desire to increase access to workplace experience, raising the aspirations of students and highlighting detailed career pathways.

The network is designed to underpin ‘Priority 5’ of the city’s Education Improvement Plan, which is geared towards ensuring employability and employer engagement are embedded within the learning experiences of all students.

Mentoring, careers advice and in-work training will be among the many activities promoted and undertaken within the network, which was launched in February 2022.

As a business, you will get the chance to highlight the programmes/ways in which you can engage with schools and impact students. As a school, you will get the chance to highlight the employability needs of your students, and how business can better integrate into the work taking place.