14 May 2020

Case study: Virtual interactive sessions with Hope Academy

14 May 2020

On Monday 4th and Wednesday 6th May, two of the first virtual interactive Inspiring the Future sessions took place. In total, 44 Year 7 and 8 students from Hope Academy in St Helens took part in the Career Chats activities, where three volunteers talked about their careers before answering questions from young people attending on the online platform.  When Hope Academy teacher Charlie Wignall found out about the new remote sessions from Inspiring the Future, he was keen to get […]

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22 April 2020

Supporting young people and schools virtually during Covid 19

22 April 2020

Over the last few weeks schools and colleges have been focusing on ensuring the safety and well-being of all our children and young people and helping them to continue with their education and learning. They have responded with amazing speed, as have parents and carers now involved in home schooling. This is a particularly difficult, unsettling and disruptive […]

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18 March 2020

Inspiring the Future and Primary Futures events suspended

18 March 2020

In line with the latest government advice concerning non-essential travel and contact, we have suspended all face-to-face events with schools until further notice. The health, safety and wellbeing of our volunteers, schools, and the wider community is our top priority. Working with schools, we are exploring other ways to inspire young people, including remote access options. […]

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18 January 2020

Disconnected: Major New Report

18 January 2020

A major new report reveals a disconnect between young people’s career aspirations and jobs in the UK, whether current vacancies or projected demand. This report is based on an international survey of over 8,500 people aged 14-18. There were over 7,000 responses from young people in the UK and this report focuses on their responses. Read […]

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10 December 2019

Over 50 teachers to become Inspiring the Future Teacher Ambassadors

10 December 2019

Teachers and careers professionals across the UK are taking part in Inspiring the Future Ambassadors. The scheme has been launched to create a network of school staff with first-hand knowledge and experience of employer engagement. Ambassadors will share best practice and promote careers activities with volunteers from the world of work amongst colleagues, enjoying a […]

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13 August 2019

Inspiring the Future becomes a PiXL community partner

13 August 2019

Education and Employers is pleased to be partnering with PiXL (Partners in Excellence) to support their PiXL Secondary and PiXL6 members to engage effectively with employers via its Inspiring the Future programme. PiXL is a not-for-profit partnership of over 1,600 secondary schools, 500 sixth forms, 600 primary schools, and 75 providers of alternative education.  Our […]

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2 August 2019

Inspiring the Future: A Year

2 August 2019

It has been a wonderful year at Inspiring the Future with thousands of events taking place in schools and colleges across the country and thousands of young people benefitting from talking to volunteers from the world of work. Throughout this academic year, teachers up and down the country have used Inspiring the Future to invited […]

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31 July 2019

Apprenticeships: A Year

31 July 2019

As we come to the end of another term and academic year, we look back on the apprenticeship work we have done with schools and colleges this year.  At Inspiring the Future, we are passionate about ensuring that young people are aware of all the different route into a career. In partnership with the National […]

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12 July 2019

Inspiring Apprenticeships

12 July 2019

On Wednesday 10 July the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) and Education and Employers organised a special joint event – ‘Inspiring Apprenticeships’. Hosted by the Waterfront UTC in Chatham, Kent, the event was designed to show young people the range and quality of apprenticeships that are available to them – some of […]

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10 July 2019

Lifting the curtain on theatre careers

10 July 2019

On Wednesday 3rd July, the West End lifted the curtain on careers in theatre to inspire young people. A year since the launch of Inspiring Future Theatre theatres, arts organisations, and industry professionals across the UK celebrated the wide range of offstage theatre activities. The campaign – a joint initiative with Society of London Theatre […]

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