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.
Our 2017/18 partners will be announced soon.
The following organisations were involved in The Birmingham Project in 2016/17:
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM)
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.
"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."
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.
Further information about TfWM can be found on their website.
IBM is a global technology and business leader who think big and make a big impact. Did you know they invented the barcode and they developed the technology to allow the first man land on the moon? Now you know!
Therefore to say they 'think big' is an understatement but that is what they love about The Birmingham Project!
"It encourages students to think big. It encourages them to think about the world and the impact they can have both individually, as teams and with future employers like IBM, to really change the world."
IBM's opportunities for undergraduates and graduates can be found on their website.
Culture Central is a new cultural development agency for Birmingham created by the sector with major city partners. It aims to place culture at the heart of an ambitious and forward-thinking Birmingham; fostering the city’s international standing as a place that recognises that culture and creativity are central to its economy and to its communities.
"Culture Central is pleased to be supporting The Birmingham Project. We know that a strong cultural sector is central to a great city and using this project to engage with future leaders from many disciplines at an early stage is a great way of embedding it in the city for the long run."
Find out more about Culture Central: A new collective voice for culture in Birmingham; on their website.
With a worldwide presence, KPMG is a leading Professional Services firm whose success is thanks to its clear vision, maintained values and its people. KPMG have a long standing relationship with the University and are focussed on developing students’ employability skills.
"The Birmingham Project is important to us as it aligns with our Corporate Responsibility vision. We have been really impressed with the calibre of students and ideas generated in previous years, so can’t wait to hear the students’ presentations in June!"
More information about KPMG’s student and graduate opportunities can be found on their website.
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.
"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."
Information about PwC's award winning undergraduate and graduate programmes can be found on the PwC Careers site.
The Birmingham Project is proudly supported by the Academic Skills Centre and Venue Birmingham.