Education Business Partnership (EBP)

Cornwall Education Business Partnership (CEBP) works with:

  • employers
  • schools and
  • colleges

to help young people prepare for the world of work.  Developing knowledge, character and employability skills.  This is done through a range of careers related activities and work experience. While increasing social mobility and challenging stereotypes.

What we do

For over twenty-five years, Cornwall EBP has delivered motivational programmes for young people.

Through a range of activities and events we aim to:

  • increase enterprise and entrepreneurship skills.
  • support meaningful work experience.
  • provide impartial ‘real world’ careers information linked to the local labour market.
  • raise achievement, aspiration, progression and decision making in young people
  • develop Cornwall’s future workforce and economy

Our current programmes

COMPASS logoCOMPASS is a partnership of 12 providers across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, led by Cornwall Council and funded by the European Social Fund.

COMPASS will enable young People, including those with special education needs and disabilities and social, emotional and mental health:

  • develop their resilience,
  • build upon their employability skills
  • Improve their labour market knowledge
  • Help them make informed choices around access to education, employment and training based on their interests, skills and abilities.

The aim of COMPASS is to offer a flexible, person-centred approach to supporting young people who are NEET (not in education, employment or training) or at risk of NEET with a particular focus on young people for whom SEND (special educational needs or disability) or SEMH (social, emotional, mental health) issues present a barrier to progression. 


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Health Works for Cornwall is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and Cornwall Council. This programme aims to support 5,500 individuals across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Designed to support unemployed or economically inactive individuals with health-related employment barriers.


When pupils learn about the world of work before age 11, it can improve their learning outcomes, behaviour and emotional resilience and can ease the transition from primary to secondary. Research by Education and Employers has shown that meeting people from the world of work helps to broaden young people’s horizons, raise their aspirations and increase motivation to learn which leads to improvements in attainment and also helps tackle stereotypical views.

EBP provides support to primary schools to enrich pupils’ learning about the world of work through engaging curriculum-based projects, interactive assemblies and group activities introducing them to people and the work they do in their communities - and beyond. For example, to enrich the ‘Polar Regions’ curriculum topic for year 1 pupils, EBP arranged a ‘live’ link to meet a real Polar Explorer to learn about her experiences working at the South Pole, colourfully bringing to life her encounters with penguins, walruses and whales while in the Antarctic.

Education Business Partnership supports Primary Futures which provides careers related learning resources free of charge to primary schools. 

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Skills Your Way logo

Skills Your Way is funded by the European Social Fund.

This project will be delivered by Cornwall Education Business Partnership.  It is aimed at supporting young people aged 15–24 who are not in education, employment or training. This includes those who may have barriers such as special educational needs and/or disability (SEND).

Skills Your Way offers a one-to-one provision to support the young person. Offering a wide range of activities designed to support with:

  • Gaining employability skills
  • Information, advice, guidance and skills assessment
  • Employer engagement
  • Work experience and taster days
  • Various activities designed to build confidence, identify interests and develop team skills

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aged between 15–24
  • Unemployed or economically inactive
  • Has the right to work and live in the UK

Contact Details



The Importance of STEM Education:

  • STEM education is a crucial part of a balanced curriculum
  • STEM education can lead to exciting career options
  • STEM education can provide skills for a Modern World

Cornwall Education Business Partnership aim to enhance STEM education by:

  • supporting engaging STEM events
  • working with Local educators and employers
  • working with National STEM organisations

Current Events and Projects

We engage with local and national businesses to work schools.

To provide young people with meaningful employer encounters and experiences of the workplace.

Research from Education and Employers shows that a young person who has four or more employer encounters is:

  • 86% less likely to be Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)
  • Earn up to 22% more during their career

Cornwall Education Business Partnerships Key Stage 3,4 and 5 delivery includes:

  • STEM careers-related learning
  • ‘Have a go’ activities
  • ‘Escape Room’ skills challenge
  • Employer safaris
  • Management of work experience 
  • Supporting events for work experience. Including: health, safety and welfare preparation for work experience  
  • Employability skills development programmes
  • Careers Fairs
  • Activities linking careers to the curriculum
  • Passport to Work Experience

Work experience is a government scheme offered to school students in Year 10 or above. The student has a placement at an employer's premises. Students carry out particular tasks or duties, more or less as would an employee. The emphasis is on the learning aspects of the experience.

Visit the Work Experience page

All of our services available for schools to purchase, together with our resources and information. You can also find articles and updates from us about our current projects and what your students can get involved with.

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