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WAES works with Employer Partners to enhance the learning experience, develop progression opportunities for learners and to help to produce a curriculum offer that meets employer’s needs. 

We can provide Employer Partners with: 

  • Networking opportunities with others via industry-focused events and one-to-one brokering of connections 
  • Work placement and recruitment support for your organisation with WAES learners who are undertaking qualifications related to your industry, providing access to new and emerging talent 

Contact Us 

If you would like more information about our partnership opportunities or wish to discuss our services, please contact the External Partnerships team 

Our Partners 

We already link with some amazing businesses, here are a few of them: 

Westminster City Council 

As part of Westminster City Council, we are committed to delivering the Council’s “City for All” ambition through developing our learning offer, working closer with communities, businesses and forging meaningful relationships with external stakeholders. We achieve this by working closely with other departments of the City Council and a range of Council contractors, across a wide range of areas such as employment, apprenticeships, work placements, training and more. 

Prospects – National Careers Service 

Prospects is the prime contractor for the National Careers Service in London and provides WAES learners with a range of careers information, advice and guidance to help them manage their career and progress into learning, training and employment. 


Matrix specialises in managing and improving recruitment supply chains, making hiring reliable, simple and fast while reducing costs. Matrix also works with WAES learners to deliver a range of employability support through workshops and one-to-one information, advice and guidance. 

Westminster Business Council 

Westminster Business Council is London’s premier business connections network. We help businesses grow across the Capital by providing effective business intelligence and contacts. Our events programme and introduction service help businesses to develop their client base. 

Tree Shepherd 

Tree Shepherd believes that with trust and patience everyone can be enabled to take a positive role in their community. They wish to create employment and transform deprived areas into thriving communities through bringing the talents of local people and local enterprises into collaborative networks. They achieve this through a dynamic combination of enterprise training, business support and practical help delivered with empathy and commitment. 

Swinbrook House Nursery School 

Swinbrook House Nursery School Marylebone is a local nursery for children of age 1 year to 5 years, just off Marylebone High Street and minutes from WAES’ Lisson Grove Centre. We are working with Swinbrook House to provide work placements for learners, gain further insights into the early years industry and deliver co-created events relating to the early years sector.