Making a Difference


Demonstrating the Applications of Chemistry in the ‘Real World’ 

The Royal Society of Chemistry supported the delivery of an event to demonstrate to secondary school students the diverse applications of chemistry in the real-world and cement the message that not all chemists wear white coats! To find out more follow the link below

Chemistry at Work PDF

Raising awareness of careers in construction for primary school students

Roots to roof is a brand new STEM challenge designed and delivered by NYBEP in partnership with several Independent Construction Training Groups. It aims to provide an early opportunity for primary school students aged 7-11 years, to engage with STEM, improve their understanding of construction and discover the range of careers available within the construction industry. To find out more follow the link below

Roots to Roof PDF

Year 8 ‘World of Work Day’

Supported by funding from Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) Opportunities Area Fund, NYBEP coordinated a ‘World of Work Day’ at Scalby School, Scarborough. The aim of the event for 205 Year 8 students was to help them explore how Maths, English and Science are used in the workplace, as well as highlighting the transferable skills that employers are looking for; ultimately providing them with advice and information to support the option choices process. To find out more follow the link below

Scalby Y8 World of Work Day

Professional Internships for PhD Students: New Skills, New Opportunities, New Contacts

Being able to offer high quality internships is important to NYBEP as a regional leader in the delivery of work experience placements. Linking to York University’s Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS) placement scheme gave us an opportunity to support Caroline (our intern) with her ambition to explore work experience outside of her PhD research. The project and objectives set for Caroline were aimed to harness her STEM background and personal aims by giving her challenging new opportunities to deliver projects with employers and schools. She proved herself to be an outstanding intern; rising to the challenges and objectives set.  As an employer, supporting the placement gave us invaluable fresh input into projects and a sense of achievement in raising the profile of a promising young talent.

CP PIPS placement poster

Raising career aspirations & supporting primary to secondary school transition

In October 2017, NYBEP Ltd was commissioned by Selby Big Local to support the delivery of “Big Aspirations”; a year-long aspiration raising programme, working with over 100 Year 6 learners from three primary schools in Selby town.

Selby Big Local case study

Raising aspirations though our work experience programme

We spoke to Year 10 students from Ripon Grammar School to find out more about how work experience has impacted on them. Could work experience benefit you and your students? Watch the video to see what they had to say.


The support NYBEP provides

We Spoke to Bob Walker Ripon Grammar School careers co-ordinator and asked him to give us an insight into the programme that Ripon Grammar School offer and the support that NYBEP offer through our services. To watch the full video and see how we could support you as we do Ripon Grammar and Bob click the link below.


Enterprise Advisers #WhatWorks

As part of her Enterprise Adviser role, Amanda Davidson led a highly engaging and inspiring apprenticeship awareness session for Year 12 learners at Joseph Rowntree School in York. The session formed part of a day of employability activities for students considering a non-University path after Year 13. Amanda also recruited colleagues from Simpson, who generously shared personal stories of their pathways to employment. For full details click the link below.

EAs Joseph Rowntree School Apprenticeship Workshop

Scarborough Pupil Referral Service – Employability Programme

During the spring/summer terms 2018, Scarborough Pupil Referral Service embarked on an ESF Funded collaboration with NYBEP Ltd to deliver a flexible employability programme of workshops and workplace visits for their Y10 learners. Providing an opportunity to gain accreditation, network with local employers, learn more about pathways to employment, job opportunities whilst building confidence and raising aspirations.

Scarb PRS 17-18 Employ Prog CS

Enterprise Advisers – Sirius Minerals & Caedmon College Employability Programme

The Enterprise Adviser (EA) from Sirius Minerals, linked to Caedmon College Whitby, organised a 6 week programme for a targeted group of eight Y9 girls who were at risk of disengaging from their studies. The aim being to inspire them and provide a glimpse into potential future careers. Whilst focusing on Gatsby benchmarks 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6.

Sirius EA CS ver2

‘The Trading Game’ A fast-paced, interactive Stock Market simulation designed to develop employability skills

St. Augustine’s RC School, Scarborough

The Trading Game is a high energy, collaborative activity, designed to test team-work, communication, decision-making and maths skills. Working in small teams, learners receive an initial ‘investment pot’ and are challenged to ‘play’ the Stock Market – each team aiming to make as much money as possible over five days of ‘trading’. Over 200 Year 9 & 10 learners took part in The Trading Game at St. Augustine’s RC School, Scarborough – part of NYBEP’s Successful Futures programme,funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company.

Trading Game CS