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Career Academies UK

Prepare for the world of work

Strategic partners

In addition to our network of affiliated schools and colleges and supporting employers, we work in partnership with a number of relevant bodies. Feel there may be synergy with an organisation not listed below? Please contact us.

Business in the Community

Business in the Community is the largest national business-led coalition dedicated to corporate responsibility. We are currently involved in their  Work Inspiration campaign, which mobilises businesses to turn work experience into work inspiration, bridging the gap between the classroom and the world of work. Career Academy students have attended  Big Conversation events across the UK and we are supporting the roll out of the campaign around the UK.

Chartered Insurance Institute

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) is the world's largest professional body for insurance and financial services. They have more than 95,000 members in over 150 countries. The Personal Finance Society (PFS) is an integral part of the CII, and is the UK's largest professional body for the financial advice and planning sector. They work with firms to promote the advantages of supporting a Career Academy, in order to develop relationships with schools and colleges. Their Discover Risk campaign brings employers and students together to increase knowledge and understanding of their sector.


Edexcel is the UK's largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally. Career Academies UK has worked closely with Edexcel to develop business relevant qualifications. They are represented on our Programme Leadership Team.

Education and Employers Taskforce

The Education and Employers Taskforce aims to ensure that every school and college has an effective partnership with employers to provide its young people with the inspiration, motivation, knowledge, skills and opportunities they need to help them achieve their potential and so to secure the UK's future prosperity. Career Academies UK is represented on its advisory groups and contributed case studies to its websites: the Employers' Guide and the Teachers' Guide.

Financial Skills Partnership

Financial and Legal Skills Partnership (FLSP) is a strategic, independent, employer-led organisation which aims to enhance professionalism and talent for finance, accountancy and financial services across the nations and regions of the UK. It acts as a link between industry, government and education.  The FLSP is supporting the Career Academy programme by encouraging their employees to deliver masterclasses and sit on Local Advisory Boards.

Directions is the leading online careers guide for the Finance, Accountancy and Financial Services sectors, run by the FSP. The Directions website gives advice about the breadth of careers in finance, accountancy and financial services. Directions provides access to work placement programmes and careers opportunities offered by employers in our sector for those just starting to explore the world of work. If you haven’t already, take a look now at the new site and register to hear about new opportunities. 

National Skills Academy for Financial Services

The National Skills Academy for Financial Services - we have worked with them to develop Career Academies with financial services themes.


UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) aims to benefit employers, individuals and Government by advising how improved employment and skills systems can help the UK become a world-class leader in productivity, in employment and in having a fair and inclusive society. Career Academies UK has provided case study examples for reports and assisted in their review of skills policy and practice.