Our Partners

We are proud to work with a wide range of organisations. Students benefit from a wide range of engagements with our sponsors and partners, giving them valuable experiences not available in most schools or colleges. These include employer-led projects designed and delivered with industry professionals; masterclasses and Expert Witness workshops through mentoring, work experience and internships. Our range of partners includes multinational companies through to local charities and startups. 

We work very closely with our core sponsors to ensure we create the best possible opportunities for our students. Many of our students go on to work or study with our sponsors as undergraduates or apprentices, and along the way develop their technical, professional and employability skills as well as building a personal and professional network.

South Bank Academies, London South Bank University and LSBU Group

South Bank University Sixth Form (SBUSixth) is run by South Bank Academies (SBA) Trust, part of the LSBU Group. Established in January 2016, the Trust runs two schools in South London: South Bank University Sixth Form and South Bank University Academy. SBA aims to be a leading provider of professional education opportunities for young people in South London through innovative learning and teaching and a strong focus in creating pathways into higher education, apprenticeships and employment.

LSBU group is a family of education providers, led by London South Bank University (LSBU). As one of London’s longest established universities, LSBU focuses on applying knowledge and experience to the real world. It gives its students, graduates and wider educational group the skills and confidence to meet the demands of the labour market – now and in the future.

We work hard to create and support pathways through the LSBU Group, whether as undergraduates at LSBU, apprentices with LSBU Apprenticeships, as interns in university spin-off startups or in vocational courses at South Bank Colleges.

Skanska UK

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 University Sixth Form.  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.’ 

Adam Crossley, Director of Environment – Skanska UK

Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

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 University Sixth Form 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 NHS 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.

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