8 March 2018

Inspiring Apprenticeships event at Eastbrook School, Dagenham during National Apprenticeship week

8 March 2018

This National Apprenticeship Week  and on International Women’s Day, Inspiring the Future ran an  Inspiring Apprenticeship event at Eastbrook School in Dagenham. Photos from the event are here. This event come shortly after the launch of a new report by Education and Employers charity which looks at some of the negative perceptions about apprenticeships, including […]

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1 March 2018

New apprenticeship report reveals gender stereotyping and negative perceptions are major issues

1 March 2018

Ahead of National Apprenticeship Week and International Women’s Day, Education and Employers, launches a report, Teenage Apprenticeships: Converting awareness to recruitment today. In the context of government policy to have 3 million apprenticeships by 2020, the report investigates why the number of school leavers becoming apprentices has flat-lined. The report, funded by the Commercial Education […]

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7 February 2018

Career footsteps at Westfield Arts College

7 February 2018

Westfield Arts College rounded off January by hosting a Career Footsteps event, which saw a small diverse group of volunteers engage with around 50 students. Westfield Arts College is a 4-19, Dorset special school serving the needs of 180 children and young people with moderate and complex learning difficulties. Half of the pupils have a […]

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1 February 2018

Inspiring a Future in Childcare launches next phase with speed-career networking at Park High school

1 February 2018

Inspiring a Future in Childcare in partnership with The Department for Education and Tinies Childcare aims to inspire children to consider a future in childcare by showing them the wide range of career opportunities available in the sector. The campaign challenges individual and sector wide perceptions about the childcare profession and the stereotypes that have […]

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30 January 2018

Career Footsteps at Hornsey Girls School

30 January 2018

We returned to Hornsey School for Girls for another Career Footsteps event designed to open young people’s eyes to alternative routes into the world of work, such as apprenticeships and vocational routes. Volunteers included an Olympic Rower, a Chief Procurement Officer, a Technical Solutions Architect and a Diversity & Inclusion Support Lead. Students and volunteers took […]

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29 January 2018

Career Footsteps at Kingswood Secondary Academy

29 January 2018

Kingswood Secondary Academy in Corby kicked off 2018 by hosting a Career Footsteps event for their year 8 students. The Career Footsteps programme, run in partnership with the Edge Foundation, aims to open students’ eyes to the wide range of routes they can follow into the world of work with a focus on vocational and technical […]

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20 December 2017

Inspiring Gateshead

20 December 2017

We are continuing our series of regional events to help local schools and employers connect. This time we’re in Gateshead for an an event that brought together multiple schools and a wonderful selection of volunteers for an exciting showcase event. Inspiring Gateshead is an exciting new initiative to raise and broaden aspirations of young people […]

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21 November 2017

Sandon School take career footsteps into the NHS

21 November 2017

As part of Health Education England’s #StepintotheNHS competition, Sandon School in Chelmsford, Essex, ran a Career Footsteps event that focused on careers in the health sector. The #stepintotheNHS competition is running to help raise awareness of the 350 roles that a career in the NHS has to offer. This event brought together Year 9 students […]

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8 November 2017

Career Footsteps in action

8 November 2017

Theale Green School in the village of Theale, Berkshire, seized the opportunity to get a flying start back into the school term with their very own Career Footsteps event! This event brought together three volunteers with over 70 Theale Green year 7 students for a series of talks and workshops. This was the first careers […]

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23 October 2017

Inspiring Bradford – a week in review

23 October 2017

Inspiring Bradford, a celebratory week of events took place in primary and secondary schools across the city to raise and broaden the aspirations of young people in Bradford. Each event had a real buzz as volunteers, both local and national, visited schools to talk to the young people of Bradford about their careers and inspired […]

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