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Schools and Colleges

Service at a glance

Education Business Partnership (EBP) develops and delivers a wide range of innovative work related activities for young people in primary and secondary education. We bring teaching staff and employers together so that they can understand each other’s needs and work together to help raise pupils’ aspirations and achievement.

We are currently working with more than 100 local and regional businesses, who are helping young people to develop employability skills that are vital if they are to make the transition from school to working life.


To find out how your school could benefit from working with the Education Business Partnership, contact us on 01922 424200

Why choose us?


Walsall was the first Education Business Partnership in the country to be given the award for Education Business Excellence (aebe), and has long been recognised as one of the best in the field of enterprise and career delivery.

Working in partnership with business professionals, teachers and students, our aim is to inform, motivate and inspire young people at all levels by developing their employability skills. We do this through activities designed to improve:


  • Self -management,

  • Team working,

  • Business and customer awareness,

  • Problem solving,

  • Communication,

  • Numeracy,

  • Information application

  • Technology.


It is not only the students who benefit. The feedback we receive indicates that there are a number of advantages to working with the Education Business Partnership:


The advantages to schools working with EBP include:


  • A better understanding by students and teachers about working within different industries.

  • Opportunities for work experience and practical application of skills within a business context

  • Opportunities for teaching staff to develop courses around “real life” situations that reflect current working practices.

  • Introducing students to potential future employers