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Shape the next generation

Gain skills and exposure for your business

Our scholarship, bursary, mentoring and sponsorship opportunities are a great way to shape the next generation in your industry.

They’re also a chance to give something back to the community — which is not only worthwhile in itself, but can generate great publicity too.

Get in touch on 0114 225 5000 to find out more.

Scholarships – improving access to higher education 

Scholarships are financial awards given to students who meet a particular academic threshold. They widen access to education by covering the costs of study.

Bursaries – helping students overcome financial pressure

Bursaries allow promising students to excel in education, even if they face financial pressures at home. You can provide this life-changing support through services and resources, as well as cash.

Sponsorship – enhance your profile and your workforce

A sponsorship is where you pay towards the course fees for a given student. They can help attract people to your business, and develop the skills of your workforce. Our sponsorship schemes are versatile, and can be created bespoke to your business.

Mentoring — share your knowledge with a promising student

Mentoring gives you a chance to share your industry knowledge and professional expertise — giving a student valuable insight for their career.

Organisations who have offered mentors include household names such as HSBC, Sheffield Wednesday FC, and the Department for Education, and smaller organisations including self-employed individuals.

Find out more about our Career Mentoring Scheme or contact the Student and graduate employability service on  or 0114 225 3752.

Companies who are shaping the next generation

  • AESSEAL are working with us to encourage more women into engineering roles
  • Alcoa Foundation are working with us to develop a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills development programme.
  • Nestlé work with us to develop specific courses for their employees.
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