industry links

The Government’s Industrial Strategy (2012) stresses the importance of stimulating business growth and the need to foster a culture of enterprise and entrepreneurship. A strong education and training system is crucial for developing this culture, as well as fundamental to opening up routes for all individuals to succeed in the labour market, thereby playing a full part in civil society. Employers need to be able to recruit the right talent for their businesses, so that they can harness employee potential efficiently. Robust and efficient links between employers and education are essential to deliver on all of these agendas. - Understanding the link between employers and schools and the role of the National Careers Service - Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, December 2014


George Abbot School considers links with employers to be an essential part of the curriculum, whether it is careers evenings, ‘mock’ interviews by employers, work experience weeks and extended work placements or volunteering opportunities for our students.


When you want students to know about the world off work and what careers are available, then who better to ask than those actually involved in these jobs?


Over the years the school has built up a wealth of links with local employers and students have benefited significantly from the support offered by these organisations. These include: Allianz, University of Surrey, BAE, The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust, Guildford Spectrum, Surrey Sports Park, Guildford Bike Project, House of Fraser, Planet Soccer, Minted Box, Surrey Satellite Technology and many more. However, we are always looking for new partners and are aware that there is a plethora of expertise in local and wider area.


At George Abbot School we are continually grateful for the continual support that we get from large national companies through to small local ones.


If you would like to offer to help our students find out about your company or job sector please email Mrs Helen Rose hrose@georgeabbot.surrey.sch.uk or Mrs Jane Smith jsmith@georgeabbot.surrey.sch.uk