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17 June 2020

London Careers Festival 2020

17 June 2020

The virtual London Careers Festival will be hosted by the City of London Corporation from 29 June – 3 July 2020. The event is designed to connect students with the world of work, to introduce them to the diverse array of opportunities offered across Greater London and beyond, and to fuel their imaginations and help […]

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3 June 2020

Thank you to all our Inspiring the Future volunteers 

3 June 2020

This week is Volunteers’ Week, an annual celebration of the contribution volunteers make across the UK. It is wonderful to be able to celebrate the amazing work Inspiring the Future volunteers have been doing over the past year. From assemblies and career talks in schools, to careers fairs, work experience and participating in our new virtual […]

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3 June 2020

NHS staff are Inspiring the Future

3 June 2020

Since 2018 Health Education England (HEE) been working with Inspiring the Future and Primary Futures to get more NHS staff connecting with school children of all ages on a regular basis, talking about the breadth of interesting roles available and answering questions about their jobs. NHS Ambassadors take part in school activities such as assemblies, speed networking, career days and many […]

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27 May 2020

Webinar series: Virtual interactive sessions

27 May 2020

Over the next two weeks, Inspiring the Future will be hosting a series of short 15-minute information webinars to provide more details about the new virtual interactive sessions to interested schools and stakeholders. These webinars will include information on what the sessions involve for primary and secondary students, safeguarding procedures in place, how to sign […]

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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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4 October 2019

Raising Aspirartions

4 October 2019

Zoe Mawson, Head Teacher, Beckfoot Heaton Primary School & Nursery, Bradford Our school serves an area of high deprivation in Bradford, West Yorkshire, within one of the 10% most deprived wards in the country. In 2016, we created a 3 year vision which we named, “Growing To Be Great”. Prior to this, expectation and ambition […]

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