A Sudbury secondary school is looking to forge links with businesses in the town and is appealing for companies to get in touch.
Ormiston Sudbury Academy wants to work more closely with businesses and voluntary groups so pupils get a chance to show off their skills to prospective employers.
Lord Phillips of Sudbury opened a recent meeting where staff, sixth formers and 50 representatives from the business and voluntary community discussed how they could work together.
He said: “In a town of 24,000 people, there are 290 businesses and voluntary organisations and many of them work with young people.
“The head of the CBI, the Confederation of British Industries, spoke recently about business leaders wanting creative, curious, confident students with a high academic excellence. Both parties have so much to offer each other with a common purpose to offer a good life to everyone.”
Principal Caroline Wilson said she was keen for the school to find ways for co-operation between the school and the community. “It is important that our students are equipped to go out into the wider world. It is essential that these students have the basic skills to showcase their strengths and talents to prospective employers.”
Interested groups are being urged to contact the school on 01787 375131 to discuss potential ideas to work together.