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Bringing schools and businesses together

We take pride in bringing schools and businesses together through engaging projects. We create an environment where new goals arise and aspirations grow. We prepare young people for the world of work.

We have over 15 years of experience in brokering relationships with businesses and schools. We work closely with schools to deliver work related learning activities and skill developing projects.

We work in partnership with a variety of businesses across a diverse range of industries to provide young people with a realistic picture of the job market, understanding of employers’ requirements and authentic experience of the working culture. We provide an opportunity for employees to give back to their community through volunteering their time and inspiring young people in one of the most diverse boroughs in London. We provide training and organise DBS checks for all business clients interested in volunteering.

Latest News

Positive Futures Fund

Do you have an idea how to make your borough safer? Do you want to make a positive change and help reduce knife crime? Southwark Council is currently seeking to invest £500,000 to support inspiring initiatives for young people across the borough, helping community...

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Preparing sixth form students with financial literacy

Southwark EBA is starting a new exciting programme focused on financial literacy. The first round of workshops has been delivered in collaboration with volunteers from Womble Bond Dickinson to year 12 and 13 students from St Martin in the Fields. These sessions aim to...

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Young Enterprise 2019

Two aspirational teams from St Thomas the Apostle College were pitching their business ideas as part of the Young Enterprise programme to a panel of judges at Southwark Council offices on 13 March. The judges, volunteers from our local business partners, carefully...

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EBA in Numbers

Volunteers hours in schools

Students engaged in work related activities

Young Enterprise students

WEX hours completed by students

Why Southwark EBA?

Our priority is to make the business – school relationship beneficial to both parties. We will sit down with each client and find out their objectives. Based on our expertise we will then make the most suitable match.

We make sure that each school receives the support it needs in delivering their careers programme against the Gatsby Benchmarks. For employers it is a guarantee that they are helping to prepare young people for their future employment in the most effective way.

Gatsby Benchmarks

The Government’s new Careers Strategy, published in December 2017, and statutory guidance for school leaders and school staff, published in January 2018, set out the plan for building a high-quality careers system that will help young people to achieve.

The Gatsby Benchmarks have been put in the centre of the Careers Strategy with an expectation that all schools will begin working towards the benchmarks and meet them in full by the end of 2020. Every school should have an appointed careers leader and is expected to publish details of their careers programme for young people and their parents by September 2018.

Strategic partners

Our work is planned and delivered with our strategic partners including:

Business partners

Some of our valued business partners include:

Interested in our projects?

If you’d like to find out more about our projects and how to get involved, one of our team members would be pleased to help you.