The Cheshire and Warrington Pledge Partnership is unique to the region and is currently fully funded for 2022/23. This means all involvement is free, and employers, further and higher education providers and youth organisations can take part in as much or as little as they want. The Pledge Partnership are particularly keen to support SMEs.
The Pledge Partnership is split into 7 Pledge Areas to ensure young people capitalise on opportunities on their doorstep. However, there are opportunities to work within your local Pledge area or across the region. Being part of The Pledge Partnership you will join a network of over 400 employers, all state-funded secondary schools and colleges, most special and alternative provision schools, all local authorities and youth and community groups.
See our Pledge Core Offer for Employers for a summary of our package of support.GET IN TOUCH
Developing a talent pipeline and recruitment support
The Cheshire and Warrington Pledge Partnership connects employers directly by engaging with educators and young people to help bridge the local skills gap, increase visibility and build your talent pipeline. The Pledge Partnership also work with employers to share best practice, supporting companies to understand how to take on new talent through internships, apprenticeships and experiences of the workplace. The Pledge Partnership can share your vacancies and news across our networks via newsletters and social media.
Inspire and inform about careers locally
The Pledge Partnership understands and acknowledges that there is a mismatch between skills young people choose to acquire and career paths they pursue and what employers in the locality need. The Pledge Partnership provides the opportunity for businesses to directly inspire and inform young people about what opportunities are available and what employers are looking for throughout schools outreach activity.
Help schools and colleges shape futures
Make a difference – Influence schools and colleges to change the face of education
The Pledge Partnership provides an opportunity for those who want to volunteer from a business, called Enterprise Advisors, to be matched with a school or college to work directly work with the Career Leader and Senior Leadership Team within a school to help impart employer insight as well as their share expertise to help continue develop and deliver a whole-schools careers plan.
Business networks and sharing best practice
Share best practice and stay informed about the local changing business and education landscape
As a member of The Pledge Partnership, you can also access the wider networks. You can attend your local Pledge Hub Meetings once per quarter to build your local business and education connections and share best practices. Take a look at The Pledge’s upcoming events here.
The Cheshire and Warrington Pledge Partnership is here to support your business:
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Employer Engagement Activities
The core offer puts employers at the heart of inspiring the next generation of young people in Cheshire and Warrington.
Employer Engagement Offer
Help bridge the gap between the world of work and education, working with the Careers Leader and wider senior leaders of the school or college to create opportunities for young people.