NRG helps to forge connections between schools and the world of work

NRG supports Founders4Schools, promoting the necessity of work experience for young people.

NRG, the North-East headquartered recruitment company, is pleased to be supporting the Gov-tech education charity Founders4Schools (F4S).

Operating in the education sector, F4S is dedicated to improving the ecosystem for Scaleups by closing the skills gap. F4S works with enterprise advisors, school coordinators and head teachers in primary and secondary schools throughout England and Scotland to help their pupils aged 8 to 16 reach the milestone of at least four encounters with employers each year and to help their pupils aged 16-24 reach the milestone of 140 hours of work experience placements.

“NRG are delighted to support Founders4Schools, the skills and talents of our next generation are critical for our wider economic and social success. NRG has strong partnerships in business across all sectors and know that many companies are already supporting young people, however many more would appreciate the opportunity to do so. The Founders4Schools programme provides a great platform to create that link between education, business and young people.” Therese Liddle Chief Executive, NRG


Work Experience helps young people grow their skills and businesses benefit from much needed talent, but the reliance on informal networks means that many pupils in deprived areas secured no work experience at all last year.

Sherry Coutu, CBE, Chair of Founders4Schools and The ScaleUp Institute, said: “The current work experience model is broken. According to the ScaleUp Institute, 90% of UK scaleup businesses are concerned about a lack of skills post-Brexit but existing structures do not allow UK plc. to foster home-grown skills.” She continued: “93% of teachers say that work experience boosts student attainment and aspirations. Great companies are learning environments and need young talent to grow; young people need help to find their passion in life.”

Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General, CBI, said: “Only a small portion of school students get the kind of valuable work-based placements that we know help open young eyes to the possibilities of different careers.”

Please join us to explore and celebrate how the Newcastle community is preparing students for the future of work.

Wed 29 November 2017

17:00 – 19:30 GMT

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