Business Partners

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We work with a bunch of top companies and organisations across a variety of sectors, in order to provide the best opportunities for our students. The level of support offered by each company can vary from working with us to deliver one off training sessions or visits, right through to a commitment to offer several of our students a weekly paid placement.

Thank you to all of our business partners for their continued support and help to deliver our educational vision.

Our partners (by sector)

Accountancy

ICAEW have provided guest speakers for our Post 16 and Key Stage 4 studnets.

Animals

Tilly's Top and Tail a Post 16 placement and 6 placements for our Key Stage 4 students.

Low House Farm have taken a Key Stage 4 student on placement.

Mount Hope Yard have taken a Key Stage 4 student on placement.

Armed Forces

Royal Navy have provided a Key Stage 4 guest speaker.

Royal Air Force have provided a Key Stage 4 guest speaker.

British Army officers held mock interviews for our students.

Arts

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts have provided guest speakers for our Post 16 and Key Stage 4 students.

Theatre Royal have provided two site visits, and have generously provided an all school visit to Christmas productions.

Beauty

Reflection Salon have provided one of our Key Stage 4 students with a work placement.

Catering

3663 - Bidvest are our Catering partner.

Charity

Stepney Bank Stables, as well as providing 1 of our Post 16 students with a placement, have a Year 10 volunteering course.

St Oswalds Hospice have provided 1 of our Post 16 students with a placement.

Scotswood Natural Community Garden have provided 2 of our Post 16 students with placements, and have organised a site visit.

Peter Jones Foundation have provided us with both a Post 16 and Key Stage 4 Project Brief, as well as a visit from HRH The Duke of York.

British Heart Foundation have taken a Post 16 student on placement.

Food Nation have set a formal design brief for our Post 16 students to deliver.

Newcastle United Foundation have taken 3 Post 16 students on placement, 10 student placements at Key Stage 4, invited us to visit their site and set project briefs for both KS4 and Post 16. They have also generously held a 40hr Enterprise Course for Year 9, 14hrs of PSHE courses and arranegd for 2 first team NUFC players to visit our school

Child Care

Rainbow Preschool have taken 6 Key Stage 4 students on placement.

Co-Op Nursery have taken a Post 16 student on placement.

Footsteps Nursery have taken 2 Post 16 students on placement and 8 students at Key Stage 4 on placement too.

Construction

Carillion have provided guest speakers for our Post 16 and Key Stage 4 students.

G & B Building Services NE have taken a Key Stage 4 student on placement.

Galliford Try have taken 8 Key Stage 4 student on placement and held mock interviews for students.

Gentoo have taken a Key Stage 4 student on placement.

John Dunn have taken 2 Key Stage 4 students on placement and held mock interviews.

Keepmoat have taken 4 Post 16 students on placement, provided a guest speaker for our Key Stage 4 and set a KS4 project brief to be delivered.

Kier have taken 18 Key Stage 4 students on placement and set a KS4 project brief to be delivered.

NE3 Ltd have taken a Post 16 student on placement and 10 students at Key Stage 4 on placement too.

Design

Robinson Landscape Architects have provided us with a Post 16 guest speaker, a Post 16 Project Brief, and a site visit.

Education

Westerhope Village Nursery provided a Key Stage 4 work placement.

West End Playgroup provided 2 Post 16 placements, and 1 Key Stage 4 placement.

UXL provided 2 guest speakers for our Post 16 students, as well as a site visit.

The Key have provided us with a Key Stage 4 work placement, as well as careers software for our Post 16 students.

St Michaels RC Primary have provided us with 2 Key Stage 4 work placements.

Splat Centre have provided us with 8 Key Stage 4 work placements.

Riverside Primary have provided us with a Key Stage 4 work placement.

Oak Training have provided us with a Year 10 Enterprise Course, and a tennant in the enterprise centre.

Northumbria University have provided us with 2 Key Stage 4 guest speakers.

North East Raising Aspirations Partnership have provided us with 3 mock interviews.

Academy of Music have taken 5 of our Key Stage 4 students on placement.

Atkinson Road Nursery have taken 2 of our Key Stage 4 students on placement.

CfBT have taken a Post 16 student on placement.

CHADCA Playgroup have taken 18 Key Stage 4 students on placement.

Fit Training have taken 2 Key Stage 4 students on placement.

Gateshead College held mock interviews for our students.

Hadrian School have taken 2 Key Stage 4 students on placement.

Ingeus held mock interviews for our students.

Newcastle University have taken a Key Stage 4 student on placement.

Engineering

Zero Carbon Future have provided 4 Key Stage 4 students with placements, and 1 Key Stage 4 Project Brief. They've also organised a STEM day for March 2015.

WSP have provided a Key Stage 4 student with a placement.

Tadea have provided a Key Stage 4 student with a placement.

Siemens have provided a guest speaker for our Key Stage 4 students, as well as a mock interview.

Royston Diesel Engines, have given four Key Stage 4 students work placements.

Rolls Royce, have given two Key Stage 4 students work placements.

Nissan, as well as a site visit, have provided a whopping 32 placements for our Key Stage 4 students.

Aecom held mock interviews for our students.

Balfour Beatty have taken 8 of our Key Stage 4 students on placement.

BAM Nutall provided our students with an opportunity to visit their site.

British Engines have taken 2 of our Key Stage 4 students on placement.

Cundall held mock interviews for our students.

Diamond Wheels have taken a Post 16 student on placement.

ELM Electronic Vehicles have taken 2 Key Stage 4 students on placement.

Liebherr have supported us at Key Stage 4 by taking a student on placement and speaking to our Key Stage 4 students.

NAC Group have taken 10 Key Stage 4 students on placement.

Events

Star and Shadow Cinema have provided our Key Stage 4 students with a Project Brief.

Facilities

Joanne Small cleaning have taken one of our students from Key Stage 4 on placment.

KCS Cleaning have taken a Key Stage 4 student on placement.

Mitie are our facility managers.

Fashion

The All In One Company have provided 4 placements and a guest speaker for our Key Stage 4 students.

Finance

Virgin Money have provided 16 Key Stage 4 placements for our students, and 1 mock interview.

Santander will be trialling a national project at Studio West.

Sage have provided one of our Key Stage 4 students with a placement.

Atom Bank delivered a fascinating presentation to our Key Stage 4 students.

Barclays Bank have taken 9 of our Key Stage 4 students on placement.

KPMG have held mock interviews.

Middleton Enterprises have representation on our Board of Governors.

Newcastle Building Society held mock interviews.

Food Production

Teashed have provided us with 3 Post 16 placements and a guest speaker for our Post 16 students.

Northumbrian Baker have 16 placements for our Key Stage 4 students.

Clean Shakes did a presentation to our Key Stage 4 students.

Coca Cola have set a formal design brief for our Key Stage 4 students to deliver.

Kavli have taken 2 Post 16 studnets on placement and done a guest speaker slot for our Key Stage 4 students.

Government

Department for Business Innovation & Skills held mock interviews for our students.

Hair & Beauty

BL Hairdressing held mock interviews for our students.

Health

NHS Mental Health Trust have provided us with 3 mock interviews.

Hospice

Maire Currie have taken one of our Post 16 students on placement.

Housing

Pattinsons Estate Agents have taken one of our Key Stage 4 students on placement.

Hospitality

Vallum Farm have provided two Post 16 students with a work placement.

The Red Lion have provided one of our Post 16 students with a work placement.

Sloppy Joe's Deli have provided 16 placements for our Key Stage 4 students.

Olivers Bistro have provided 18 placements for our Key Stage 4 students.

Costa Cofee have taken a Post 16 student on placement.

Eats Cafe have taken 2 of our Key Stage 4 students on placement.

French Oven have taken 2 of our Post 16 students on placement and 25 Key Stage 4 placements too.

House of Tides have taken 1 of our Post 16 students and a Key Stage 4 student on placement.

Marriott have taken 5 of our Post 16 students on placement and provided a guest speaker for Post 16.

IT

XMA have provided a Key Stage 4 guest speaker, as well as a Key Stage 4 Project Brief.

Wolf Academy, for our Key Stage 4 students, have provided 4 placements and a guest speaker.

Ubisoft provided 3 work placements for Post 16 students.

SITS Group provided a guest speaker for our Key Stage 4 students.

Orchard Systems have a placement for one of our Key Stage 4 students.

Accenture have taken 6 of our Post 16 students on placement, held mock interviews and has representation on our Board of Governors. They have also setup a weekly coding club for Year 10 and held a STEM event for Year 9/10 to address gender inequality in the IT industry.

Acorn CIC have taken 2 of our Post 16 students on placement and a further 2 at Key Stage 4.

Apple held a series of site visits for our students.

Bede Gaming delivered a series of fascinating presentations to our Key Stage 4 students as well as supporting our Girls in IT event with their expertise and generous donation of prizes.

Eutechnyx visited us and did a presentation to our Key Stage 4 students.

Festigo have taken 1 of our Post 16 students on placement.

Fujitsu have held mock interviews for our students.

Gardiner Richardson delivered a presentation to our Key Stage 4 students.

Grainger Games delivered a presentation to our Key Stage 4 students.

Hewlett Packard delivered a presentation to our Key Stage 4 and Post 16 students, set a formal design brief for Post 16 and very generously donated the prize of a tablet device to one of our students in the end of year awards.

Kenton School have taken 2 Post 16 students on placement to work in their Digital Services department.

Mastercopy are our printer service partners.

LA

Newcastle upon Tyne Council are supporting us with a mock interview.

Law

Bond Dickinson delivered a great talk to our Key Stage 4 students and provided us with an insightful tour of their buildings.

Marketing

Drummond Central have taken 5 of our Key Stage 4 students on placement.

Jam have taken 2 of our Post 16 students on placement.

Museum

Tyne and Wear Museums have taken 4 of our Key Stage 4 students on placement, and provided a mock interview.

Media

Play The Field have provided a Guest Speaker for our Key Stage 4 students.

Recognition PR are one of our partner for the first school year.

Motor Vehicles

Performance Centre have taken 1 of our Post 16 students on placement.

Arnold Clark have taken 1 of our Post 16 students on placement and a further 3 at Key Stage 4.

Music

Beatsuite delivered a fascinating presentation to our Key Stage 4 students.

Network

Business in the Community are firm supporters of our vision, providing numerous networking and mock interview events for students at all levels. We were also priviledged to have our official opening performed by BitC member and Oscar winning producer, Lord Puttnam.

Federation of Small Businesses has representation on our Board of Governors.

Mussel Club provided a guest speaker for our Post 16 students.

Non profit organisation

NE1 have taken a Post 16 student on placement and provided a guest speaker for our Post 16 students.

Print

Your Print Specialists have provided a Key Stage 4 student with a work placement.

Penny Print are a welcome addition as one of our partners.

Statex Print have provided 2 of our Post 16 students with placements.

Property

Gavin Black are working with us on our Business Centre plans.

Hoults Yard did a presentation to our Key Stage 4 students.

Public

Your Homes Newcastle have provided a Post 16 Guest speaker, and 5 mock interviews.

Tyne and Wear Fire have provided a Project Brief for our Key Stage 4 students.

Northumbria Police provided us with Key Stage 4 support with 2 guest speakers, and 4 placements. They also provided a further 2 guest speakers for our Post 16 students.

Met Office did a presentation to our Key Stage 4 students.

Mile Castle Primary School have taken 8 Key Stage 4 students on placement.

Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust have worked with our Post 16 students, taking 14 of them on placement, as well as providing 2 guest speakers. They've also provided us with a Key Stage 4 Project Brief.

Recruitment

Protocol have taken 2 Key Stage 4 students on placement, and have provided us with a Post 16 guest speaker.

Retail

Windows have taken 2 Key Stage 4 students on placement.

Specials have taken a Key Stage 4 student on placement.

Pets At Home have taken a Post 16 student on placement as well as 2 students at Key Stage 4.

Ellen's Cosmetics have taken a Post 16 student on placement and 8 students at Key Stage 4.

Greggs delivered a presentation to our Key Stage 4 students.

handPICKED have taken 6 students at Key Stage 4 on placement and held a tour of their site.

John Lewis have taken a Key Stage 4 student on placement.

Marks & Spencer have taken 3 Post 16 students on placement and 2 students at Key Stage 4.

Sport

North Country Leisure have 24 Key Stage 4 placements for our students.

Climb Newcastles have taken a Key Stage 4 student on placement.

Milly Performance Academy have provided dance sessions as part of our PE lessons

Newcastle Falcolns have provided guest speakers and held PE sessions for our Year 9 students

Textiles

Tots to Teams are uniform suppliers for every Studio West student.

Travel

Norseman Travel have generously provided a placement for a Key Stage 4 student.

TV Host

TV host Kim Inglis visited us and spoke with our Post 16 students

Utilities

Northumbrian Water have kindly provided a guest speaker.