Glossary

Apprenticeship

A system of training a new generation of practitioners of a skill, traditionally on the job.

 


 

BSF
Building Schools for the Future

A national programme of government-funded rebuilding and revamp of secondary schools.

 


 

Internship

A work-related learning experience for individuals who wish to develop hands on work experience in a certain occupational field.

 


 

LLP
Limited Liability Partnership

A partnership set up whereby the various stakeholders do not have liability for the performance of other partners.

 


 

LEP
Local Education Partnership

A joint venture between public and private sector organisations set up to deliver Building Schools for the Future projects in specific areas.

 


 

Meet the Buyer

Events where companies seeking to provide products and services have the opportunity to meet those making the decisions on purchasing such products and services.

 


 

PCP
Primary Capital Programme

The equivalent of BSF for primary schools, a Government-funded initiative to transform the UK’s primary schools.

 


 

PFI
Private Finance Initiative

A way of creating public-private sector partnerships by funding public infrastructure projects with private capital.

 


 

SME
Small and Medium Sized Enterprise

A business employing less than 250 staff.

 


 

Supply chain

Companies involved in providing services and products to a customer.