About us

The Business Education Partnership (UK) Ltd is known as BEP Group. We are a company limited by guarantee and registered charity, first formed in 1989, as a number of Education Business Partnerships (EBPs) operating across East London.

Following two mergers, we now work across Essex (including Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock) and the East London boroughs of

  • Barking & Dagenham,
  • Havering,
  • Redbridge,
  • Waltham Forest

Our five main areas of work are:

  • BEP Academy Independent School (Alternative Education)
    Since 1999, we have successfully delivered an Alternative Education programme, called the Vocational Inclusion Programme (VIP). In November 2017, we became a registered Independent School.
  • Work Experience
    We are responsible for organising the work experience for children aged 14 – 19 who attend school or college from across the region.  Placements are often one to two weeks in duration or one day-per-week over half a term to an academic year.
  • Central London Placement Service
    We are responsible for running the national service for completing Work Experience pre-placement Health & Safety checks in Central London.
  • BEP Appointments (recruitment agency)
    We have our own in-house recruitment agency specialising in education recruitment (including schools, colleges, PRUs, Alternative Provision ans Independent Schools)
  • Work Programme
    We are also a sub-contractor to the Shaw Trust for the delivery of the DWP’s Work Programme.