Investing in tomorrow’s workforce today

Today’s pupils become tomorrow’s workforce, and it is vital to prepare them thoroughly.

Activities delivered by the EBP are tailored to the needs of the school which includes preparing activities specific to the age range and ability of the young people involved.  We work with Primary and Secondary schools, Colleges and Universities.

Below is a list of events, prepared and delivered by our Work Related Learning Consultant:

  • Career Workshops
  • Enterprise Challenges
  • Mock Interviews
  • Preparation for Work Experience Sessions
  • Presentational Skills
  • Raising Aspirations

Career, Enterprise and Work Related Learning

Work Experience 

Our Work Experience package includes:

  • Health, Safety and Safeguarding assessments of employers with results recorded on the database
  • Password protected access to a database detailing companies that have taken work experience pupils previously
  • Talks to pupils during school assemblies or lessons
  • Work Experience logbooks and leaflets for employers, parents and pupils
  • Attendance at EBP network meetings for school co-ordinators

Off Site Learning

We ensure that schools who wish to place pupils in Off Site Learning as an alternative to a school-based curriculum have information at their finger-tips.

We do this by providing a comprehensive directory of approved Off Site Learning Providers which have been checked in terms of health, safety and safeguarding.  The directory contains information on each provider, in terms of their provision, giving pupils who wish to follow an alternative curriculum out of school.


Are you a company or an individual willing to share your knowledge of work with young people?

The EBP deliver Work Related Learning activities to young people in Sandwell and surrounding areas.  We seek volunteers from the world of work to share their experiences of education, training and employment with young people.

  • Speaking to small groups of pupils about education, training and employment.
  • Supporting schools with enterprise challenges where pupils are given real life business problems to solve
  • Supporting schools with other activities such as mock interviews
  • Shadowing opportunities for teachers so they can apply what they are teaching to the ‘real world’
  • Work experience placements for pupils



Anything that DWP volunteers can do to support young people as they start to think about the world of work is really worthwhile. Using the skills and life experience of volunteers is a fantastic example of how volunteering can really make a difference to someone’s future, it may just be the spark that leads to a desire to achieve and fulfil aspirations.
Kate ThompsonDepartment for Work and Pensions

Address: Guardian House, Cronehills Linkway, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 8GS

Telephone: 0121 296 3000

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