Chamber Schools Membership offers outstanding opportunities for schools to be associated with the British Chambers of Commerce’s national Chamber of the Year – and to benefit from its products and services. What’s more – it’s absolutely free.
Listing on Chamber Website
Entry to Chamber Business Awards
2 Free Tickets to the Skills Conference
2 Free Tickets to the Policy Conference
Training Courses with 40% Discount
Unlimited Access to Sector Forums
Teacher Placement in a Business
Careers Activity Support
Chamber Health & Safety
Chamber Marketing and PR Support
Chamber Tax & VAT
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Being a Chamber Schools Partner for £2,000+VAT offers all the benefits of Chamber Schools Membership as well as an array of added-value enhancements exclusive to Partner status.
This tier of membership offers extensive collaborative opportunities, including:
Supporting schools in work towards the Gatsby Indicators, the Chamber will work closely with School Partners using its extensive member network of over 4,300 organisations to link local businesses with individual school’s career development activity – including work experience for students, careers days, career talks, mock interviews and other activity.
Working with businesses in membership, the Chamber will facilitate a supported one-day placement for a teacher within a local business. As well as providing CPD opportunities, this will give the teacher the opportunity to spend time within the business to build relationships and learn about their processes, needs and recruitment practices.
A 40% discount off the non-business member rate for all one-day courses within our open course programme (excluding IT and H&S courses, where standard Chamber member rate applies).
A free-of-charge forum which supports schools to build better links between education and employers, to embed employability into the curriculum and to understand current labour market demands.
The Chamber will make available a member of staff to support at least one careers development activity within your school each year, including mock interviews, careers talks and more.
The Chamber helps employers get the most out of the Apprenticeship Levy and enjoy a substantial Return on Investment. We offer an Apprenticeship Levy consultancy service to support employers which may find the process daunting or complicated. We help business leaders pinpoint the benefits of the Levy as well as support in setting up apprenticeship schemes for existing or new staff.
Two priority tickets free of charge for the Annual Skills Conference, bringing together businesses and educators to focus on practical activities and policy development aimed at bridging the gap between education and employment. Additional free priority ticket for other Chamber Policy conferences, including the Manufacturing and Engineering Conference, the State of the Economy Conference, the Sustainability Summit and the CSR Summit.
Attracting over 150 business leaders at each, these conferences provide a great opportunity for schools to develop their understanding of the sectors and links with local businesses.
Keep up to date with industry, economic and political trends ensuring that you align with the needs and future direction of the business population – as a Chamber member schools have free access to Sector Forums, Strategy and Influence Groups, Bank of England Forums and MP Briefings - plus a range of networking events which afford the opportunity to engage with the business community.
The Chamber can promote member careers fairs, employer-focused activities and raise the profile of the school to local businesses. As Schools Partner you can submit content for the Business Network Magazine – with a circulation of over 5,000 - and to the online weekly Members’ News eshot. Each member will be provided with a Chamber Schools Partner logo that can be displayed on letterheads, websites and marketing materials.
Access to employment law and human resource telephone advice from leading HR specialists Quest, absolutely free
Free access to our essential and comprehensive Chamber Legal service giving you unlimited access to legal advice lines and over 600 free business documents, plus £1m of excess free insurance
Access to this essential and comprehensive service, included within your membership
Even if you have a Finance function it’s good to get a second opinion, which costs nothing for members
From AA Fleet cover or car servicing, to health care and wellbeing plans for your staff – there are numerous ways to justify the cost of membership and fully engage your staff
With over 4,250 business members locally, regionally and nationally, the Chamber can connect you to the people and organisations that matter
Whether it be reaching and influencing the right person – be that industry sector peers, a local MP or a Government department - the Chamber is an authoritative body which has the status and mandate to ensure your voice is heard by the right people.
To stay competitive means you need good people, with the right skills who feel valued and appreciated. The Chamber can provide you with expert analysis of your current situation, connect you with any available subsidised training, or even introduce you to new talent.
This is a unique opportunity for schools to join and be aligned with the award-winning, leading regional business representation in the region at Partner level – demonstrating a commitment to corporate social responsibility and to developing an engaged, productive and prosperous future workforce in line with employer requirements.
To join us and be a part of enhancing your students’ futures, the region’s businesses and our communities, contact Pieter Eksteen, Education and Business Partnership Manager, on 0333 320 0333 ext. 2241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chamber is proud to work in partnership with carefully-selected and universally-recognised regional brands – many of which have a national and international presence - and the largest employers across the counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.
If you want to expand your reach in the East Midlands, becoming a Chamber Patron is a shrewd move. It enables you to mix with the region's leading businesses at exclusive events, gain insight into what's going to happen and helps raise your profile on multiple levels.