The Birmingham Project employer partners

We are proud to deliver The Birmingham Project with the encouragement and backing of some of the region’s major employers and most significant innovators.

The Birmingham Project has attracted a lot of attention from external organisations since launching in 2013 and there are several reasons why.

Firstly, the organisations we work with are passionate about embracing young talent and encouraging skill development at university to ensure that when you leave, you are ready for the world of work. They are also proud to be a part of something unique, not only to the University of Birmingham, but across universities nationally.

The following organisations will be involved in The Birmingham Project in 2019/20.

Capgemini

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A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms.

Find out more information about Capgemini's career opportunities.

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"A limitless environment that encourages divergent thinking, The Birmingham Project is an insight into a world of opportunity and challenge. A chance for us to engage with a talented pool of students working to expand their skillset to become the thought leaders of tomorrow".

IBM

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For more than a century IBM has been dedicated to every client's success and to creating innovations that matter. As a leading, global technology provider and one of the largest consulting firms in the world, they are passionate about developing and applying technology to solve the world’s most complex problems and that’s why they love taking part in the Birmingham Project every year.

Find out more about IBM's opportunities for undergraduates and graduates.

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"We love facilitating cross-discipline teams to think big and design dynamic solutions to problems that they hadn’t even considered only two weeks before. It’s always inspiring what the teams come up with and shows just how much we can achieve when we work together. So, sign up and find out how you can change the world!"

Lloyds Banking Group

The Birmingham Project provides students a fantastic opportunity to develop a wide range of key skills from Collaborative working and Project Management to Leadership and Problem solving.

Ensuring responsible business practices and sustainability are key priorities for Lloyds and, following our recent pledges to reduce the carbon emissions financed by more than 50% over the next 10 years and plant 10 million new trees in conjunction with the Woodland Trust, we look forward to hearing the students innovative ideas for 2020! Support of The Birmingham Project is an integral part of Lloyds calendar and reinforces the strong relationship we have with the University, following the creation of the Responsible Business Centre (a unique joint venture between Lloyds Banking Group and the University of Birmingham) in conjunction with Professor Ian Thomson.

Find out more about Lloyds graduate career programmes.

PwC

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PwC is a world-renowned accountancy firm who has had a great presence at University of Birmingham in supporting student development and providing students with tools to be successful in the future. They have also built up an excellent reputation as a graduate recruiter, being awarded No.1 Graduate Employer in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey several occasions.

At PwC, graduates and undergraduates can expect to be part of a stimulating environment working on challenging projects where you’ll have access to a world of opportunity and experiences, in a culture that embraces difference. No matter what your degree or background, PwC have a range of roles to suit everyone.

Information about PwC's award winning undergraduate and graduate programmes can be found on the PwC Careers site.

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"The Birmingham Project is great for employability. It gives students the opportunity to develop their team working skills, leadership skills and to learn more about themselves in terms of their own strengths and development areas."

The Birmingham Repertory Theatre

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The Birmingham Repertory Theatre (The Rep) is one of the UK's leading theatres producing exciting work for audiences across the region. But we don't just create theatre – our stages, staff and productions provide endless opportunities to open doors and minds.

The REP's mission has always been to produce excellent theatrical experiences, to entertain, enlighten and engage audiences and, wherever possible, to reflect the diversity of Birmingham and the surrounding region. This supports our vision, which is to 'Inspire the city of Birmingham to a lifelong love of theatre'.

Find out more about The Rep.

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM)

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TfWM works to invest in and improve the regional transport network; working towards an integrated transport system that is sustainable, secure, and supports economic growth. They are busy planning for the future and work in partnership with operators in the West Midlands (as Network West Midlands) to develop integrated ticketing that meets customer needs.

TfWM is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). The WMCA has a number of key priorities, such as; economic growth, skills, transport and housing, as well as reforming public services and reducing the region's welfare bill.

Find out more information about TfWM.

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"The Birmingham Project is an excellent way of understanding young people's vision to help shape the future of public transport. It supports students thinking about the way they can make changes for the better and it is a great opportunity to be able to work with such talented students."

The Birmingham Project is proudly supported by the University of Birmingham's Academic Skills Centre and Conferences & Events service.

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