Our Employer Partners | DAES


At the Studio we value the experience our employer partners can give to our students, changing aspirations. Employers have consistently raised concerns that young people are leaving education without key employability skills and a general awareness of the world of work. Many are frustrated by the failings of the traditional two week ‘work experience’ block, and share the view that more must be done to improve the authenticity of work experience and the quality of employer engagement in education.

Studio Schools seek to address this; strong links with local employers lie at the heart of the
Studio School model. Employability skills will run through all aspects of the curriculum, from the way students learn to the qualifications they achieve. Crucially, Studio School students will spend a significant portion of their weekly time in real work. This will allow them to develop the skills and experience they need to succeed in their local labour market.

Furthermore, our research shows that, through working with Studio Schools, employers can improve their productivity and competitiveness. The shortage of key employability skills is one of the biggest threats to businesses in Britain. Employers can ensure that young people develop these skills by helping to shape the curriculum and type of qualifications offered in Studio Schools.

We have fantastic opportunities to gain valuable experience with the following employers. However we specialise in customising work placements, so if there is a particular business you are interested in that is not on the list get in touch and we will try to arrange a placement.

Studio students are currently placed with the following employers in line with their curriculum pathway or areas of interest.

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01254 819567

Darwen Aldridge

Enterprise Studio
19 Police Street