Derby school’s careers work recognised at inaugural Enterprise for Education (E4E) awards evening

Staff and pupils at a city school are celebrating after being highly commended by organisers of a prestigious award highlighting its outstanding work to prepare pupils for the world of work.

Claire Pavitt with the award she picked up on behalf of Bemrose School in Derby at the Enterprise for Education awards. Penguin PR: public relations, media and communications.

The Bemrose School, in Uttoxeter New Road, was named runner-up in the School of the Year category at the inaugural Enterprise for Education (E4E) awards evening.

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The school’s careers leader Claire Pavitt attended the event, which was held in the University of Derby’s Law Faculty and was sponsored by Copemann Ashby and Rolls-Royce.


The School of the Year category, sponsored by Freeths, recognised secondary schools that had prepared young people for the world of work through E4E and other employer engagement activities.

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Littleover Community School was named the winner with The Bemrose School is second place and highly commended.


Ms Pavitt said: “We have an extensive careers programme across the whole school with engagement with an extensive range of businesses and local employer’s including the Royal Derby Hospital, the British Army, Toyota and Rolls-Royce.


“We also have more than 100 local employers that support our Year 10 and Year 12 work experience programme. Working together with employers enables us to stay updated with the labour market, and ultimately to support us in providing students with the chance to experience high quality enterprise activities and employability skills.

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“We are also signed up to the Adopt a School programme and pleased to have Kevin Dodds from G F Tomlinson as our Enterprise Advisor.”


Enterprise for Education (E4E) is a not-for-profit partnership between Derby City Council and key local businesses.


It brings employers into city schools to provide inspiration and share real-world careers experience through personal mentoring, mock interviews, career search support, careers events and industry visits


Cllr Evonne Williams, cabinet member for children and young people’s services said: “This has been a wonderful celebration of the inspirational partnership work that is being achieved by schools and businesses through the city council’s E4E programme and the achievements of young people in our city schools.


“Volunteers have significantly helped to raise young people’s aspirations and develop the skills and attitudes that will make them more employable in the future.  Long may this work continue.”




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