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18 April 2014

Aston Martin ‘Inspires the Future’ of design

18 April 2014

2013 marks Aston Martin’s Centenary year, the British sports car maker is embarking on a programme of special events including a school visit to William Morris Sixth Form in Hammersmith to talk with pupils about working in the automotive industry and apprenticeships. This visit has been arranged via free employee volunteering initiative Inspiring the Future. […]

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16 April 2014

Campaign asking boys which female characters they admire

16 April 2014

A campaign is asking boys – of all ages – to say which female characters they admire and like. This is to help dispel the myth that boys don’t like to read about girls. Read the contributions on Guardian Witness This links to our Inspiring Women campaign which shows women can be career role models […]

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10 April 2014

UK students taking languages degrees now at ‘record low’

10 April 2014

A report from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) found the number of students being accepted onto modern foreign language courses dropped by nearly a quarter (22%) between the academic years 2010-11 and 2012-13. Read the full Guardian story Join our Inspiring Languages campaign – pledge one hour a year to talk about […]

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11 March 2014

‘Your Guide to Apprenticeships’ published

11 March 2014

The Association of School and Colleges Leaders (ASCL) and Inspiring the Future have teamed up to create ‘Your Guide to Apprenticeships’ for teachers. ASCL has worked with the Education and Employers Taskforce (the charity behind Inspiring the Future), the National Apprenticeships Service and employer organisations to help teachers and their students navigate this complex area. […]

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3 March 2014

Inspiring the Future Languages Focus Week is taking place 22-26 September

3 March 2014

A national campaign is being launched to encourage young people to learn languages at school and understand how language skills impact on their job prospects. Inspiring the Future Languages Focus Week is taking place 22-26 September 2014 and seeks to get 100s of schools and employers involved across England. Nick Chambers, from charity the Education […]

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13 February 2014

‘Apprenticeships talks in every school’ pledge

13 February 2014

Today Inspiring the Future hosted an Apprenticeship Careers Fairat City Hall. London Mayor Boris Johnson welcomed Apprentices from a wide range of sectors and 200 school pupils. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “Inspiring the Future gives young people an invaluable insight into a range of careers and provides businesses with access to an […]

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14 January 2014

Could your school/college run funded Apprenticeship events?

14 January 2014

Could your school/college hold a funded awareness-raising careers event about apprenticeships for young people aged 16 – 18 at some point between February and July 2014? We are inviting proposals from schools/colleges interested in delivering apprenticeship awareness-raising careers events aimed at 16 to 18 year olds between February and July 2014 using apprentice volunteers through […]

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9 December 2013

A’ Levels reinforce subject gender stereotypes

9 December 2013

Institute of Physics says 49% of state-funded mixed schools in England are “reinforcing gender stereotypes” in terms of the subjects students study at A-level. It says some schools are failing to counter the idea that certain subjects are for girls and others are for boys. Join our Inspiring Women campaign to counteract job gender stereotyping. […]

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18 November 2013

Inspiring the Future celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

18 November 2013

Inspiring the Future has a stand at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week and recruit volunteers. This week has over 3,000 events across the UK with 300,000 participants. Get more information about UK wide events.

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9 October 2013

‘Inspiring the Future: the first year 2012-13’

9 October 2013

‘Inspiring the Future: the first year 2012-13’ highlights progress made since its national launch in July 2013. It shows how the free Inspiring the Future programme connects state schools/colleges and employers to help young people make better informed decisions about jobs, careers and HE. Read ‘Inspiring the Future: the first year 2012-13’

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