One of the things that makes Mulberry UTC unique is our close links with hugely prestigious industry partners and employers.
Our students will benefit from top-class opportunities to gain understanding of the world of work and to develop skills that are important to employers, such as confidence, communication skills, teamwork and problem-solving. Our partnerships programme ensures students are completely prepared for university, apprenticeships or other forms of work or training.
We are delighted to be working with Mulberry UTC to deliver a curriculum which reflects the current and future needs of the creative industries”
Patrick Loughrey, Warden, Goldsmiths University of London
Below is a list of some of the employers we regularly work with.
Baker McKenzie LLP
Bromley by Bow Centre
ENO (English National Opera)
Merck Sharp & Dohme
RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art)
Tamasha Theatre Company
London Ambulance Service
From time to time, we also work with a range of other notable employers. They include:
NHS Blood and Transplant
Python Programming Foundation
Queen Mary University
Royal Free NHS Trust Foundation
The Sutton Trust
Blue Bolt Limited
Great Ormond Street Hospital
London Air Ambulance
Mulberry UTC has the potential to dramatically open up employment prospects for young people in the creative industries”
Mark Reid, Head of UK Learning Programmes, British Film Institute (BFI)
We are grateful for the ongoing support and dedication of our long-term partners, who help us to open doors for students into industries that we would otherwise be unable to do.
Together we have created relationships that are based on improving the practical education that our students receive.
Here are just some examples of the impact our excellent partnerships are having on shaping that education and, in turn, preparing our students to take their place in tomorrow’s workforce.
Learning from the country’s leading theatre practitioners
As career-focused specialists, we were delighted to work alongside our industry partner, the National Theatre, to provide exceptional learning experiences for our students.
Mulberry UTC’s main theatre is modelled on the Dorfman Theatre as a specialist teaching space. Our partnership with the National Theatre led to them using our theatre as the rehearsal space for ANNA, a critically acclaimed tense thriller set in 1968 Berlin. During the rehearsal period, students were given the opportunity to learn from some of the country’s leading theatre practitioners, witnessing the step-by-step process of taking a production from concept to design, rehearsal, and through to opening night.
This is part of the ongoing relationship between Mulberry UTC and the National Theatre, as well as others within the creative industries, offering students the chance to learn from professionals working in all aspects of the theatre industry from lighting and sound design to costume design, stage management and production.
Barts Traineeship Programme
We are now approaching the third year of the Barts traineeship programme, which runs during the first two terms of the academic year. The programme was initially designed for Year 12, Level 2 Health and Social Care students, however its success along with strengthened partnerships with the Barts Health NHS Trust mean that both Year 12, Level 2 and 3 Health and Social Care students will now engage with the Barts Traineeship Programme.
The programme aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience in a hospital setting, whilst developing a wide range of technical skills. The impact of this will be highly employable young people able to fill the ever widening job gaps that exist in the NHS.
Students on the programme spend one day a week at the Royal London Hospital. Students are paired up and conduct the traineeship in a wide range of different wards, from maternity to paediatrics. Students assist healthcare professionals whilst working towards the completion of either the Care or Introduction to Care certificate.
The programme has had a significant impact on students at the UTC:
students are now aware of a wide range of career pathways;
the majority of Level 2 students were inspired to continue onto Level 3 study;
students are equipped with both the technical skills and subject knowledge which has led to success in their qualifications;
several students are in the process of applying for an apprenticeship with Barts;
several students will complete the Care certificate meaning they are qualified to work as Healthcare Assistants whilst studying at the UTC.
As the UTC continues to work with Barts Health NHS Trust and further strengthen the existing partnership, future direction will surround developing an educational framework to support all students obtaining the Care certificate. In addition to this we will look to develop a similar traineeship for the Future Medics programme, as well as Health Science students at the UTC.