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Our strategic partners financially support us to expand our work - either through developing new programmes or extending into new areas. We couldn’t grow without them and thank them for all their support.
Retail & Logistics
Our employer partners periodically host visits to their workplaces by groups of students, who get a chance to meet employees and ask questions. Volunteers and students then get to work on a challenge that gives a flavour of what the organisation does.
Hammerson and Standard Life Investments’ launch of Brent Cross on 2nd March 1976, which had been 19 years in the making, revolutionised the face of London retail, which had previously been dominated by the West End. The first American style shopping mall in the UK, Brent Cross quickly became the blueprint for shopping centres across Europe.All three of the centre’s department stores, Fenwick, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer have remained in the centre since it opened in 1976, alongside a number of other original brands, including Boots, WHSmith, Mothercare, Miss Selfridge and Russell & Bromley, all of which also still continue to trade very successfully 40 years on. Testament to the long-term strength of Brent Cross and its ability to adapt to changing retail environments and consumer demands, the centre remains a key location for retailers and has secured an impressive number of exclusive store openings, including worldwide, European and UK firsts. The most recent being international make-up brand, Urban Decay’s second London store and Apple’s new format store, a UK first.
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How they use the Skills Builder Framework
Explicit and consistent use of language from Framework
Connecting with partners around common skills
Audit of existing programme content
Assessment of programme impact
Reflection with learners on programme experience
Training for delivery team
Additional offer to schools (e.g. Hub resources)
Increase specificity and focus within programme (e.g. refer to specific steps, rather than whole skill)
Measuring learner baseline to differentiate programme/intervention
Sharing best practice with other skills-building organisations
Development or co-creation of new content