South Charnwood United Business Alliance (SCUBA) aims to strengthen relationships between businesses in our local community, as well as providing the opportunity to build links with our school.
As a school, we are aware that we are educating the ‘workforce of the future’ and want to work together with local businesses to ensure our young people have the right skills and attributes for the world of work. In partnership, businesses can help our pupils with their post 16 career pathways by supporting events such as careers speed networking and ‘Meet the Employer’ activities.
Our SCUBA meetings provide an opportunity for local businesses to network with each other. It has been fascinating to witness new business relationships beginning to flourish as a result of our SCUBA meetings.
All local businesses, big or small, are most welcome to join our SCUBA network which is organised by our Year 10 and 11 business ambassadors to help ‘build your business; build our future’.
We have held several business networking events in the past year. They were all very successful and the attendees and pupils all benefited from it.
“They were absolutely fantastic, really engaging, lots of interesting questions”
- Ian Guyler, Business Consultant
“It makes me more self-aware of what qualities you need to really develop your businesses”
- Hana Pearson, Pupil at SCHS
“Our objective here is to let people know what we do because kids at schools don’t know, and they’ve got loads of questions, so it’s fantastic”
- Ian Hughes, Account manager at Nicholls Colton Group Ltd
“I’ve never been to an event like this so it’s been a great opportunity to network”
Keturah Butler, Relationship Manager, SR Education