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We work with over 1,960 organisations a year including businesses, awarding bodies, trusts, universities and colleges to inspire young people through apprenticeships and technical education, and then develop them to world class standards. Not only are we trusted by government, but we’re considered the leading authority on raising standards in apprenticeships and training, featured frequently in national press and on TV.


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Partnership opportunities

Our partnerships come in all shapes and sizes, driving impact and delivering mutual benefit. Below are some examples of how we can promote your business, develop the skills required by your industry, diversify your pipeline, and transfer knowledge through our international insights.

Our Careers Advice Toolkit has been used by over 2,000 schools, colleges and universities, inspiring young people to take their first step on the career ladder. Featuring bitesize content such as videos and quizzes, partnering with us on the toolkit gives you a unique opportunity to engage with a wide-reaching and diverse audience, promoting your sector and career pathways, and signposting young people to your opportunities.

Team UK is the living embodiment of WorldSkills UK training, having been developed to world class standards through our national competitions. By partnering with Team UK, you’ll be part of a tailored marketing campaign with national and international profile, positioning your organisation as a leader in skills development, and extending your reach across the UK, China and the South East.

We’re part of a global movement with over 80 member countries, giving us unique insight into what others are doing to stay at the cutting edge of skills development. With these insights, we work with partners to carry out research, improving technical education for young people, industry and the economy. By partnering in our research, you’ll have unique access to these insights, helping to drive change and positioning yourself as a leader to our network of industry, education and governments.

Spotlight Talks: Inspiring careers excellence will build on the success of our first event – which saw over 115,000 registrations – by bringing together employers and apprentices to inspire young people of all backgrounds to take up technical career routes and apprenticeships.

We’re inviting organisations to partner on the event by providing content for a session, positioning you as an employer of choice and a leader in the sector, while challenging perceptions of your industry. The event will be broadcast from 24 to 25 March 2021.

It is our ambition to support young people – regardless of their backgrounds – to get the best start to work and life. Our annual Diversity & Inclusion Heroes Awards, sponsored by Coca-Cola European Partners, is an opportunity to recognise outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, and you can co-sponsor the event – or an individual award. This is a chance for you to champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace, being recognised as an organisation which puts young, diverse talent first.

Designed by WorldSkills UK competition experts, our online Mindset and Technical Masterclasses feature development content for young people of all abilities, including those in education, as well as those not in education, employment or training. By supporting these open-source masterclasses, you’ll engage with a wide-reaching and diverse audience, demonstrating your commitment to the future workforce and helping young people from across the UK get the best start to work and life.

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Partner stories

Read some examples of how we’ve helped companies meet their business objectives.

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