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What's been going on in September 2019
October 9, 2019

Hello! We hope the start of the academic year is going well for you.

Just a quick reminder that our Ten Years Celebration Event is coming up in November, where we'll be reflecting on the progress we've made so far and what comes next with our partners, supporters and some great speakers. Find out more and RSVP below, if you haven't already.

We are also looking for some outstanding people to join our brilliant team and transform essential skills! Have a look below - there are nine very varied roles available, so do head to skillsbuilder.org/jobs and share them with your contacts if you think they'd be interested.

There are some updates of what else has been going on further down as well.

We look forward to seeing many of you in November, if not before!

- Tom Ravenscroft, CEO

It’s been ten years since the organisation was originally founded as Enabling Enterprise back in 2009. Since then, we’ve grown into the Skills Builder Partnership, and seen the reach of our work grow from a handful of classrooms to more than 125,000 children and young people in the last year alone.

This event is an opportunity to thank all our partners and supporters for their contribution to that collective progress over the last decade - and to share our plans for where we go next. We have a brilliant line-up of speakers, as well as the opportunity to meet other partners and supporters over drinks.  We’re grateful that UBS, our earliest partner, are hosting this special evening for us.

The key details are:

  • 18:00 - 20:30 on Thursday 28 November 2019
  • Generously hosted by UBS, 5 Broadgate, London, EC2M 2QS
  • Nearest station: Liverpool Street

We really hope you can join us. Click the button below to RSVP if you haven't already.

Find out more and RSVP

We have a wide range of new roles available! If you want to be part of an inspiring team, and benefit from opportunities for rapid growth, development and challenge, we want to hear from you.

Education Associate     Deadline: 18th October
(Roles available in: London, Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber)
Are you an outstanding teacher, who wants to transform how schools and colleges build the essential skills of their students? We want individuals who will be dedicated to building and maintaining a network of schools and partners and supporting them to embed our principles and framework into their institutions with outstanding impact.

Systems & Data Intern (Paid)     Deadline: 28th October
Do you love working with tech and want to benefit from training and development while having a social impact? We need individuals who will be able to support the team with our systems and hardware. We also need individuals who are relentless learners, whether that’s deploying new tools, managing a new system or even learning a new coding language.

Senior Associate for Systems & Data     Deadline: 4th November
Are you an ambitious Salesforce Administrator or Consultant, who wants to broaden their experiences and help transform essential skills education? We need individuals who will be able to continually improve our Salesforce platform, which we use to drive all of our work and processes, from marketing to content permissions and internal performance management.

Head of Employer Advisory     Deadline: 7th November
Are you someone who combines a passion for learning with commercial experience and wants to transform how employers build essential skills? This is an opportunity for an ambitious individual, who will be dedicated to building and maintaining a network of employers, working with them to embed the Skills Builder Framework to outstanding impact.

Partnerships & Schools Coordinator     Deadline: 8th November
Are you looking for a role that gives you real responsibility on day one and a chance to make real impact as part of an exceptional team? The ideal team member will be comfortable working on their own to get things done as well as working within and contributing to our team. We need an individual who can build and manage relationships with our national network of employer partners.

Learn more or apply for one of these roles

The reimagined Skills Builder Hub features a suite of new and upgraded resources for building essential skills. We’ve made it easier to find the right resources for everyone, while helping you see the impact. There are a host of new features based on our award-winning approach:

  • Browse and filter resources by skill, step, length and type
  • Resources for every skill at every step
  • See the impact with group-level formative assessment
  • Get an overview of group progress, helping you decide next steps

We're pleased to be part of the continuing work of the Essential Skills Taskforce, which is bringing together leading organisations from the education and employment sectors to extend the Skills Builder Framework for use by employers too. In addition, we've recently expanded our partnership with Birmingham Airport: we will soon be collaborating to help them integrate the Framework directly into their work with young people.

See all the employer partners we work with

We're delighted to announce our partnership with the Harlequins Foundation! We're collaborating to explore how sports organisations can use the Skills Builder Framework to transform how young people build their essential skills through sport. In addition, we're excited that High Speed 2 will be using the Framework to connect their outreach programmes in both primary and secondary schools, from embedding steps into STEM workshops to shaping their work experience programme.

Download our free toolkit for skills-building organisations

We're deeply grateful for all your support so far. Working together is by far the best way to effect real change - so please do continue to spread the word about the Skills Builder Partnership.

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