Welcome to the David Nieper Education Trust

 

Established in 2015 in the heart of Derbyshire, The David Nieper Education Trust was born out of necessity and a desire to carve out a brighter future for the young people in the town of Alfreton.

 

The David Nieper Education Trust is committed not only to providing a first-class education for students; but also strives to create a learning platform based on employability skills, which gives its students an ‘ahead of the game’ position when entering the world of work and further learning.

 

The transition from education to the world of work has always presented a challenge. It’s the unchartered territory between compulsory education and a competitive workplace.

 

Developing leaders and achievers for the future

Living in Derbyshire is a privilege. My family business David Nieper Ltd. has thrived here for six decades. We have 300 brilliant staff and have always developed local talent here in Alfreton, a former coal mining town. Local talent can equally be developed in every town in our country when we give young people a chance.

I founded our education Trust so that our company and companies like ours could become involved in schools, especially in deprived areas like Alfreton. I believe talent isn’t a postcode lottery, there is talent everywhere in Britain waiting to be unlocked.

Essential life skills are often missing from schools but they help young people go further and faster, earning more in their career with self-esteem and social mobility. We endeavour to instil these in a natural and fun way with our unique employability skills program which runs throughout the curriculum.

It’s our aim that young people will leave our schools with the powerful combination of a first-class academic education, relevant careers guidance and employability skills to give them every chance of becoming Britain’s leaders and achievers of the future.

Christopher Nieper OBE

Founder & Chair of Trustees

Welcome to David Nieper Education Trust

 

 

Established in 2015 in the heart of Derbyshire, The David Nieper Education Trust was born out of necessity and a desire to carve out a brighter future for the young people in the town of Alfreton.

 

The David Nieper Education Trust is committed not only to providing a first-class education for students; but also strives to create a learning platform based on employability skills, which gives its students an ‘ahead of the game’ position when entering the world of work and further learning.

 

The transition from education to the world of work has always presented a challenge. It’s the unchartered territory between compulsory education and a competitive workplace.

 

While the government provides school places for all, regardless of ability or geography – the oppositive is true with jobs. The work place doesn’t guarantee young people a job, career or future. Typically, vacancies have multiple applicants and students are thrust into an unfamiliar and highly competitive environment.

 

A sound knowledge based academic education provides a useful foundation but on its own doesn’t secure a job, income or future.  To secure these young people must provide something extra – that magic ingredient that every employer wants, where they want it and when they want it.  We call this employability.

 

It’s our aim that young people graduating from our Academy are equipped with a winning advantage for the world of work. It is the powerful combination of academic attainment, careers guidance and employability skills that makes our young people the leaders and achievers of the future.

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