For business What we do for business Leaders in Connecting Business and Education EBP South are leaders in connecting business and education through a range of programmes and events; that have been developed over 20 years alongside businesses and schools. EBP South supports businesses in developing their long-time recruitment by investing in young people from an early age. Businesses are able to work alongside EBP South to ensure young people aged 4 – 18-years-old are being given the opportunity to learn the skills required for their industry as well as soft skills. The programmes and events provide an opportunity for businesses to connect young people to the work of work supporting either their local community or young people across Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. Many of the large-scale events are free for businesses to attend as they are sponsored by business that recognise the importance of giving young people the opportunity to learn about different careers and want to support their future work force. The sponsorship enables schools to be invited free of charge to many of the large-scale events enabling all young people the opportunity to attend. If businesses want to further the develop the skills agenda for young people across Hampshire and Isle of Wight, including Southampton, Portsmouth and Basingstoke they can invest in the Skillstree. The Skillstree is an exciting opportunity for your organisation to be proactive in investing in the future skills of the workplace and developing awareness of your industry through different levels of investments.