School Partnerships



School partnerships are long-term, bespoke relationships between a company head office, factory site or store and a school in their community.  

Partnerships enable companies to:

  • build strong community links and raise the profile of the company as a local employer
  • highlight career paths and entry routes into your business for young people (e.g. apprenticeships, graduate schemes)
  • build talent pipelines for the future within local communities

Each partnership is unique. Activities are varied and include factory site visits, marketing and NPD project-based competitions and interview practice and CV advice workshops run by HR teams.

How does IGD support companies?

Companies benefit from IGD’s experience and expertise in running pre-employability and skills programmes. We save you time by helping to build relationships, develop and deliver impactful activities and share best practice

Find out more about how you can get involved by emailing [email protected]

How do schools benefit from a school partnership?

School partnerships help schools to build a strong careers programme and is in line with the Gatsby benchmarks. Employer-led activities help students better understand the world of work and develop the skills required to succeed. The programme also helps them understand the relevance of how their subjects and how it can lead to a wide range of career paths. Through partnerships, teachers are also upskilled on local labour market knowledge and routes into our industry.

Download the School Partnership brochure for more information.

Find out more about the impact of our school programmes and how you can spread the word.