Partnerships

Our partnerships with businesses, trusts and foundations have enabled us to provide opportunities for our children and schools (and yes, partners!) that would have otherwise not been possible.

Why are partnerships for Big Education so essential?

Experiences that take our students and staff beyond the school gates – physically and metaphorically – are so critical to enabling us to offer an education that prepares young people for the world around them.

What we offer and ways to get involved

We welcome conversations with prospective partners who are interested in getting involved. If you have an idea for collaboration or something you offer to our students, schools or programmes we would love to hear from you.

Salesforce’s philanthropic mission is to build a more just and equitable society. Committed to opening the doors of opportunity so that everyone has equal access to quality education, a meaningful career, and a prosperous future. This vision is built in partnership with employees, schools, nonprofits, and community leaders. 

The Salesforce Foundation helps young people reach their full potential by supporting Education and Workforce Development. 

KPMG is a professional service company headquartered in
Amstelveen, in the Netherlands.

King’s College London is a public research university located in
London, United Kingdom.

The Mercers’ Company is almost 700 years old and is a Livery Company in the City of London.

Big Change reimagine education so that every young person can thrive in life, not just exams.

Real World Learning

Our work experience programme for students is very unique. Starting at ages 14-15, students spend half a day a week in a workplace, for a term and a half. Our students and their host organisations work on a project that is more meaningful and authentic than traditional work experience. This way, they combine head, heart and hand – applying knowledge, learning self-confidence and developing skills. 

Many organisations are already benefiting from the Real-World Learning Project, through working with and managing young people and gaining a diverse perspective and input on their work.

If you think young people's perspectives could help your organisation to succeed...

These real-world projects: not only do they give you an experience of the real world—with these jobs—but they actually teach you skills that you’re gonna need in the future.
Aisha
Student
We wanted to learn how stop and search was viewed, and how it could be improved; how police could market their recruitment towards minority demographics with more impact and success.
Katy Franks
Met Police, Employer

Our Real World Learning partners