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Posted on April 3, 2018 by staff

Edtech start-up globalbridge signs deal with Sage

Newcastle-based globalbridge has partnered with Sage to help students get into employment.

Launched in 2017 by former teacher Ben Mason, the platform showcases student skills with the aim of helping young people with their career choices by engaging with businesses and higher education institutions.

The platform has already agreed national deals with several high-ranking employers and universities. This includes Middlesbrough Council, assisting on its hunts for new ways to help students connect with the skills needed for future careers.

“We’re delighted to have signed up another high-profile business in the form of Sage Group,” said Mason.

“The response to our platform has been nothing short of amazing. I’m very passionate about education and career aspiration, and through working with regional authorities our goal is to see every educational establishment and every business in the country digitally connected, with the North East at the forefront.

“The recent careers strategy released by the Department for Education has identified that careers advice within education needs improving.

“It also needs consistency across educational establishments. Employers and universities want to find talent earlier but are struggling to find the best way to engage with schools and students.”

Teesside Learning Trust, in partnership with Tees Valley Combined Authority, piloted globalbridge, which is a member of Digital Union – the largest collective of digital businesses in the region.