Worcestershire's Cornerstone Employers

Worcestershire’s Cornerstone Employers are local employers who support educational establishments in their area in a variety of different ways over an extended period. The culture of wanting to be involved with young people’s careers education will run throughout the company.

The company’s ethos will be to improve skills and increase academic attainment. Worcestershire’s Cornerstone Employers will usually have one or more Enterprise Advisers working in schools, depending on the size of the organisation and will work together with their network, the wider business community and their local Hub team s and the wider business community to ensure all young people in Worcestershire have the opportunities they need to be prepared and inspired for the world of work.

A Cornerstone Employer is a business that is invested in the successful and sustainable delivery of careers education for young people and commits to join a leadership group of local businesses to support the schools, colleges and young people in their area.

Cornerstone Employers may be large or small businesses, at local or national level, but it is important that they are:

  1. experienced in engaging with education and so can lead by example and share their experience with other businesses;
  2. dedicated to investing time and resource to benefit schools, colleges and young people;
  3. committed to working with other Cornerstone Employers
  4. willing to galvanise their business networks in the area, to collaboratively meet the needs of schools, colleges and young people; and
  5. focused on sustainability and act as an ambassador and champion for social mobility.

Worcestershire’s Cornerstone Employers are

Jacobs

Jacobs

DRPG

DRPG

Sanctuary Group

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Malvern Panalytical

Malvern Panalytical

Mazak

Mazak

Platform Housing Group

Platform Housing Group

Bishop Flemming

Bishop Flemming

Community Housing Group

Community Housing Group

Hewett Recruitment

Hewett Recruitment

QinetiQ

QinetiQ

Southco

Southco

Worcester Bosch

Worcester Bosch

Are you interested in becoming a Worcestershire Cornerstone Employer?

Approximately 20% of Cornerstone Employers are SMEs or micro businesses.

A Cornerstone Employer can be a large or small business, and a local or national employer, provided they are:

  • experienced in engaging with education
  • dedicated to investing time and resources
  • committed to working with other Cornerstone Employers
  • willing to galvanise their business networks
  • focused on sustainability and acts as an ambassador

Why become a Cornerstone Employer?

Becoming a Cornerstone Employer opens up many opportunities for your organisation and staff, such as:

  • ensuring all young people in Worcestershire have the opportunities they need to be prepared and inspired for the world of work
  • giving back to the community and supporting the growth of Worcestershire’s economy
  • engaging and developing your current workforce
  • inspiring young people about your sector or industry
  • developing the skills required for your future workforce and building your talent pipeline

If you would like more information, please contact cec@worcestershire.gov.uk