- About the Programme
- For Employers
- For Schools
- Case studies
- Extra Motorway Services Challenge
- Workplace visit to Birmingham Airport
- Workplace visit to Freeths Birmingham
- Hammerson Seasonal Spaces Challenge
- Calbee Healthy Snack Challenge
- Transpennine Express Scheduling Challenge
- Northern Gas Networks Primary Challenge
- Imagile Group School Sponsorship
- Paradise Birmingham Urban Regeneration Challenge
- DWF 5 STAR Futures
- Pinsent Masons Debating Challenge
- Workplace Visit to Siemens Leeds
- STEM for Girls
- Try a Job Day
- Canon Camera Campaign Challenge
- Girls Can Do It Too from Land Securities
- Plusnet Online Safety Challenge
- Northern Gas Networks' Outstanding Young Presenter Awards
- STEM Day at Whitcliffe Mount School
- Roles in Health Day at The Co-operative Academy Leeds
- Made in Oxford
- Inspirational Women's Panel at John Smeaton Academy
- Interview Practice at Wakefield College
- Leeds City College Engineering Brief with Arup & Carillion
- Light Up Sunderland with Northern Powergrid
- Sixth Form Business Mentoring
- Women in Industry Day
- XPO Healthy Eating Workshops
- Leeds Law Society Education Week 2016
- Bradford Academy Experience Day
- Roundhay School Assessment Centre
- Arup Engineering Awareness Week
- UTC Leeds Industry Immersion Fortnight
- Trinity Kitchen Challenge
- Ebbsfleet Masterplanning Challenge
- Get in touch
“Ahead Partnership take out all the effort, all the hassle of the logistics so that our staff are really able to maximise their volunteering time."
Chris Booth, Head of Office, Pinsent Masons
“Make the Grade has given me valuable interviewing experience which I have never had before - this will help me a lot with my career progression."
Ben Swift, Store Manager, PPG Industries
How it works
Because Make the Grade is a bespoke programme it works differently for different businesses and employers.
However, every Make the Grade partnership does share common features to ensure success:
Make the Grade links your business with schools to plan and deliver activities for students which offer them an insight into your industry and enhance their employability skills.
Activities vary according to local need. They take place in school or in your business (or both!)
Activities can involve groups of employers working together; can target students of any age; and are supported by volunteers from within your business.
What sorts of activities do we do?
From guest speeches and workplace visits, to employability workshops and inter-school challenges.
Find out what real encounters we offer young people through Make the Grade.