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Spark! Awards: celebrating the best in education and business for Work Experience

4th. October 2018

The focus in Work Experience Month for Spark! is definitely on celebrating, as it completes final preparations for its 32nd annual awards which recognise achievements in education and business partnerships.

The awards will take place on Thursday 8th November and the evening is hosted by Spark!’s partner in this project, Cisco UK & Ireland, at Cisco’s head office in Feltham. Spark! has been accredited at Bronze with Fair Train’s Work Experience Quality Standard since 2014 and Cisco is also one of our Gold accredited organisations: both doing terrific work.

This longstanding, annual event recognises and celebrates the hundreds of ongoing collaborations between education and business, and awards those that promote and deliver all types of work experience to the highest quality.


Its list of awards covers 8 different categories: The Jubilee Cup, which recognises work-related learning projects of secondary schools and businesses; Work Experience Company of the Year; Teacher of the Year; Volunteer of the Year; Work Experience Student of the Year; Apprentice of the Year; STEM Award (school, business or project); and The Malcolm Gibbins Cup - an award for overall education business excellence.


Nominations for all categories are still open, so if you wish to submit one, Spark! would love to hear from you. Please contact to request a form.


Also, do please get in touch with Ruby Mir at Spark! if you’re an employer, school or college in the Greater London area wanting to get started on Work Experience or upscale your activity. Spark! has years of experience in this field and terrific connections in the area. It’s

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