"The greatest reward is to your teams who grow with the experience and your customers who are proud to support your efforts."
"We take for granted the knowledge we have about the world of work, but many students are genuinely interested to know what holding down a job is really like."
"I have been surprised by how well schools and pupils respond to businesses wanting to get involved."
"Access to inspirational adults transforms lives."
Business and teachers involved with Business Class give their personal accounts of how it's worked for them.
Business Class is a Government-endorsed national programme that engages business to support young people facing social disadvantage by forming long-term partnerships with schools.
Business Class can help the young people in your school understand in a very practical way what opportunities exist in the world of work and what qualifications and expertise they need to access them.
When we polled our network of businesses in 2012, 100% of them told us they would recommend the Business Class programme to another business.
Our work is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives. Meet the team below.