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The aim of Central Berkshire Education Business Partnerships is to help young people:

Raise their awareness of employability skills
Raise their awareness of career opportunities
Raise their awareness of the workplace

We do this by working with employers to offer young people the opportunity to engage in Work Experience, Careers fairs, employer workshops, site visits, Careers Carousels, Business Challenge days and Apprenticeship workshops.

Work Experience direct to you

We are now able to offer work experience directly to parents who want their child to have an experience of the work place before they leave school.

Placements are provided in consultation with parents and their children to ensure a good match is found and the placement is a success.

For full details click here to be taken to the Work Experience page of our website 

Destinations Expo

We are pleased to invite young people, schools, teachers and parents to a series of exciting events across Berkshire.

Thursday 8th December 2016 9:30 - 17:30
Green Park Conference Centre, Reading
Wednesday 18th January 2017 9:30 - 17:30
Windsor Racecourse
Tuesday 11th July 2017 9:30 - 17:30
STEAM Swindon

Destinations Expo will give young people the opportunity to engage with a range of different employers offering information, advice and guidance about their industry and training programmes.  

Young people can only aspire to what they know exists!

If you are a young person aged 14+ and you want to find out more about your career options please email Kelly Odell

If you are a school or college and you would like to book a session for your students please click here for the booking form.

If you are an employer and would like to book a stand please click here for the booking form.

If you are a training provider please click here for a booking form.

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of volunteering opportunities available for business to support.

The role of our Business Ambassadors is to help young people understand more about the work place, career options and employability skills by drawing on their own experiences and relating the learning experience of the young people to the real world.

Business Ambassadors are supported throughout the whole activity.

Visit our volunteer page for our latest opportunities.


For the past 5 years our Transitions programme has been funded by the Big Lottery and that funding is coming to an end in May.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has been involved and worked with us to help young people who are vulnerable, need extra support or have a Special Education Need to learn more about the workplace, career opportunities and employability skills.

Transitions will be back in September so please check our website for further updates.

News and photos of our recent activities can be viewed on our

News and Photos page

Berkshire Apprenticeship Adventure 2016

Monday 14th March 2016

"Speaking to teachers was great. Lots of people through the door that showed an interest. Great day." - Shorts Group

"Brilliant experience to engage students & staff. Great way to explain different jobs within BT." - BT (Openreach)

Just some of the great things employers said about the event which took place at the Green Park Conference Centre with 57 employers, training providers and colleges engaging with over 500 young people and their parents to promote apprenticeships.

For photos please click here