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New partner: Nuffield Research Placements
April 2, 2020

We're proud that Nuffield Research Placements has recently joined the Skills Builder Partnership.

Nuffield Research Placements are engaging, hands-on research projects, where students have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution towards the work of a host organisation. They are a fantastic opportunity for students to apply skills and knowledge learned at school and work alongside researchers and industry professionals. The partnership with Skills Builder will enable them to align aspects of their programme with some of the essential skills and explore ways to measure and assess impact.

About Nuffield Research Placements

They are a fantastic opportunity for students to apply skills and knowledge learned at school and work alongside researchers and industry professionals to:

  • Develop subject understanding alongside research and quantitative skills to expand career prospects.
  • Enhance UCAS personal statements and applications to university. An independent evaluation has shown Nuffield Research Placements increase access to university courses in STEM subjects.
  • Learn more about higher education and different career paths.
  • Apply for a Gold CREST Award or the Big Bang Competition

963 students were placed in 2019, and 175 organisations offered to host a placement in 2019. 100%of students placed are from low socio-economic backgrounds.

About the Skills Builder Partnership

The Skills Builder Partnership works to ensure that one day, everyone builds the essential skills to succeed. The Partnership brings together educators, employers and other skills-building organisations around a common language and approach to building eight essential skills - all underpinned by the Skills Builder Framework and Principles.

The Partnership includes over 510 primary, secondary and special schools, as well as colleges, 130 employers and more than 50 skills-building organisations.

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