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15 October 2020

One year on – in times of uncertainty and change…

15 October 2020

“In times of uncertainty and change, the need to inspire our next generation is more important than ever.”  These are the opening words of our event at Drapers’ Hall, exactly a year ago, when we were joined by over 400 guests to launch the “I am #InspiringTheFuture” Campaign to coincide with the charity’s 10th anniversary.  Of course, so much has changed since then but these words are even more relevant today.   […]

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6 October 2020

Get inspired: plan your virtual activity this autumn

6 October 2020

With thousands of inspiring volunteers keen to share their stories virtually and lots of new resources to help Inspiring the Future schools plan interactive online sessions, it’s not surprising that there are so many exciting activities coming up! Get inspired by your fellow teachers and find out about opportunities to help motivate your students this autumn term and provide them with virtual experiences of the world […]

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5 October 2020

Inspiring Women – Signing up to the Women in Aviation & Aerospace Charter

5 October 2020

As part of our ongoing work to tackle gender stereotypes we are very pleased to share that Education and Employers is a Supporting Organisation signatory on the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter.   In our report Drawing the Future, 13,000 7-11-year olds in the UK were asked to draw what they wanted to be when they were older. 5.2% drew a job related to the […]

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25 September 2020

International Labour Organization report on aspirations reinforces our Drawing the Future findings

25 September 2020

In its latest working paper  “Youth Aspirations and the Future of Work – A Review of the Literature and Evidence” published on the 14 September 2020, the International Labour Organization (ILO) used the Education and Employers study Drawing the Future, as part of its evidence demonstrating the ongoing lack of alignment between young peoples’ aspirations […]

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18 September 2020

Creating virtual interactive encounters for young people with the world of work

18 September 2020

We know that for young people meeting a diverse range of volunteers from the world of work makes a real difference to their life chances. The research we have carried out over the past 10 years has proven that these activities help inspire and motivate young people, which in turn leads to improved attainment. Our evidence […]

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19 August 2020

Upcoming info webinars

19 August 2020

During the autumn term we are running several short info webinars to let schools know more about working with Inspiring the Future. These short 15- 20 minute information webinars are free to join and aimed at secondary schools and colleges. Learn about who we are, our objectives, what we offer and how you can work with us […]

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16 July 2020

Our year at Inspiring the Future

16 July 2020

This academic year has been full of achievements, celebrations and challenges. We’d like to share highlights of the year from Inspiring the Future schools and thank our supporters and stakeholders for continuing to help inspire younger generations.  Impact  Since September 2019, over 1,000 schools have worked with us to reach over 250,000 children and young […]

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15 July 2020

World Youth Skills Day 15th July

15 July 2020

Be What You See: Supporting youth to enter the world of work To coincide with World Youth Skills Day, the article below has been published by the OECD on their forum network. The annual World Youth Skills Day aims to celebrate the importance of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and equipping young people […]

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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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