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28 November 2016

Poor careers provisions harming the economy

28 November 2016

A newly published Ofsted report has revealed that poor careers provision in schools is harming the economy. As it is revealed that the percentage of 16-24 year olds who are unemployed has risen to 11.9% from 11.7% in the previous quarter, it is suggested that inadequate careers guidance is a contributing factor. Leaving school with […]

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28 November 2016

Inspiring the Future in Ireland

28 November 2016

Last week we were pleased to be able to welcome two visitors, Larry O’Neill (CEO) and Deborah Brock (Life Long Learning Manager), from the South Dublin County Partnership to our offices. The SDCP approached our charity in June of this year to learn more about our Inspiring the Future online platform, the advanced technology behind it […]

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24 November 2016

Widen their Horizons: an article in ASCL’s Leader magazine

24 November 2016

Our Head of Schools, Charlotte Lightman, has written an article for the Association of School and College Leaders Leader magazine. Featured in their December issue, it looks into the importance of volunteer engagement in schools. View a PDF of this article here. Close links with employers can make a significant difference to schools, colleges and young people by introducing students to the working […]

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14 November 2016

Inspiring the Future: California

14 November 2016

Our charity is delighted to be able to welcome delegates from the Workforce Alliance North Bay to our offices this week. Racy Ming, Bruce Wilson and Andrea Bizzell are visiting from California to spend a week with the charity, learning more about the Inspiring the Future platform and looking at best practice for engaging employers […]

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28 October 2016

10,000 volunteers signed up for mock interviews

28 October 2016

We are delighted to announce that over 10,000 of our Inspiring the Future volunteers have offered to give a young person a mock interview. Interview experience is invaluable to young people, particularly for those applying for apprenticeships, to colleges and university, or for a job, and who will not have had interview experience before. Many […]

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25 October 2016

Inspiring the Future with schools in Cambridge

25 October 2016

Last week Inspiring the Future came together with the North Cambridge Academy to host an event for primary and secondary school pupils from the local area. On Thursday 20th October over 30 volunteers came together to raise awareness of Inspiring the Future in Cambridge. With more than 300 pupils in attendance, the aim of the […]

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21 October 2016

#RedrawTheBalance wins silver at Campaign Big Awards

21 October 2016

Our #RedrawtheBalance video, which now has over 27 million views, has won a silver Campaign Big Award. The Campaign big awards is an annual event held to recognise and celebrate creating advertising in the UK across 16 different product sectors. Having already gained media attention on a global scale from Australia to Zambia, on Wednesday […]

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17 October 2016

Inspiring the Future with the Crafts Council

17 October 2016

At the beginning of October the Crafts Council and Inspiring the Future held a Meet the Maker event at the Birmingham Science Museum. On Tuesday 4th October over 100 young people from 15 state schools across Birmingham came together with 23 representatives from the craft sector to learn about their career experiences and the route they took […]

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28 September 2016

Primary Futures inspires pupils at Moor Park Primary School, Blackpool

28 September 2016

Primary Futures teamed up with Robert Halfon, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, to host an event at Moor Park Primary School in North Blackpool on Tuesday 27th September 2016. Following on from the launch of Primary Futures in Blackpool back in June, the aim of the event was to help primary school children […]

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11 August 2016

Redraw the balance

11 August 2016

One of the greatest demands from primary schools is to help broaden the aspirations and interests of children about jobs and careers. As research shows, gender stereotypes are developed at a very young age. With the support of Mullen Low, in 2016 we released a short film exploring this. In only three months, Redraw the […]

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