SIPS Education’s Commitment to the Next Generation
Apprenticeships are becoming more popular as they as viewed as the solution to the skills gap the UK is experiencing in recent years. SIPS Education is committed to proving that Apprenticeships are available in many different sectors across many varied industries, including business.
SIPS Education is a not-for-profit company delivering bespoke infrastructure support services to education settings, which enables them to help improve educational outcomes for their children and young people. Located within Sandwell, in the heart of the Black Country, SIPS employs a dedicated team of teaching practitioners, educational professionals and support staff who are fully committed to sharing their expertise and best practice experience.
SIPS unrivalled links with hundreds of primary and secondary schools, coupled with strong engagement within the local business community, enables them to help guide, energise and upskill the next generation of young people living in Sandwell to help them attain roles in the future by helping bridge the transition to work.
Recognising that today’s young people are tomorrow’s workforce, Tracy Pearce, SIPS Education CEO, impresses the importance of working with schools to prepare students for life after education, complementing academia with appreciation of the world of work. In fact, in the last year, SIPS Education Business Partnership, has supported schools, enabling in excess of 2,500 pupils to go on work experience.
Indeed, SIPS has welcomed Work Experience placements directly at its Head Office from many local schools. Ismail Bukhari, of Holly Lodge 11-19 Science College, visited in September 2017 gaining a taster of work in all key functions including HR, IT, Finance and Marketing.
Ismail commented, “It’s great to be in an office environment learning about work, I hope to consider SIPS opportunities in the future”.
Tracy has been instrumental in championing success and is pleased to confirm SIPS have employed 10 Apprentices in recent years, many of whom have graduated to secure permanent full time roles at SIPS, developing their careers. Tracy commented, “Such success within the Sandwell region is evidence of just what can be achieved with hard work and dedication”.