We are proud to work with a wide range of organisations, helping us to create our curriculum and providing students with employer-led projects, masterclasses, internships and enrichment.
We are very fortunate to work with a wide range of partner and sponsor organisations. This work is deeper than those found in many schools, for example including curriculum co-creation, employer-led projects, business mentoring and work experience. Our innovative Day 10 programme is supported by a wide variety of companies, charities and community groups and serves to help develop the trust’s distinctiveness.
Our sponsors ensure that we are giving our students the best education and opportunities. Many of our students go on to work and study within our sponsor group, as we work together to create an exciting future. Here are some of the partners we work with.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust with Essentia
One of the largest hospital trusts in the country with over 13,600 staff, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has a long and proud history dating back almost 900 years. At the forefront of medical progress and innovation, the Trust continues to live up to these traditions through a commitment to clinical excellence and world leading research.
Our health curriculum has been designed with the Trust to ensure we set students up with the right knowledge needed for them to get their dream job. The Trust also runs projects with our students, and provides access to hospital facilities, guest lectures and opportunities for work experience.
‘This unique partnership with South Bank UTC enables us to educate local young people about the wealth of both clinical and non-clinical careers available within our organisation, particularly where we have skills shortages, for example IT Support, Therapeutic Radiography or Healthcare Science.’ Julie Screaton, Chief People Officer – Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
The organisation also offers hospital infrastructure and services including engineering for hospital buildings and medical equipment through their subsidiary company Essentia who, as a partner offers exciting career progression opportunities including higher apprenticeships.
King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust
Over the last 17 years, King’s has built a reputation as a world class hospital with roots that lie firmly in the heart of the South London community. Both a leading teaching hospital and a diverse inner city hospital, King’s cares for patients with world class facilities and specialities.
From its origins caring for the poor and needy in Lincoln’s Inn, and wounded soldiers from two world wars, the culture at the Trust has always been creative and enterprising. They run curriculum projects with our students, and provide access to opportunities that our students wouldn’t get anywhere else.
Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction companies, with 57,000 employees worldwide. It actively seeks to make a positive contribution to society. By combining its skills and experience in construction and infrastructure development, Skanska has become a UK leader in delivering construction and engineering projects in healthcare, education, defence, transportation and municipal services, creating numerous apprenticeships and employment opportunities for young people. Skanska is actively involved with the UTC in a number of ways:
- Employer-led projects embedded within the engineering curriculum.
- Targeted apprenticeship advice, including dedicated ‘graduate days’.
- One to one CV workshops.
- ‘Takeover Day’ – Over 200 employees descend onto the UTC to run the school for the day!
‘We are proud to sponsor South Bank UTC. It is so valuable to have strong links between the school and sponsor to ensure the curriculum aligns with live business issues to help better prepare students for working life. The Takeover day in particular was a truly rewarding experience for the whole Skanska team and is a great example of education and industry working together to close the skills gap.’