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16 July 2013

Get a friend to sign up to Inspiring the Future to win a Brompton bike

16 July 2013

Inspiring the Future has 5,000 volunteers from a range of professions and sectors pledged to give an hour a year to go into a school or college to talk about their job and career path. As more schools sign up, we need to ensure our pool of volunteers continues to grow. Thanks to Brompton bikes, […]

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4 July 2013

Education Select Committee says school governance needs to be upskilled

4 July 2013

The Education Select Committee report on School Governing Bodies has been published today and its main findings are that school governance needs to be simplified, upskilled and more businesses should encourage their staff to become school governors. We are delighted to announce the partnership of Inspiring the Future and SGOSS Governors for Schools to offer […]

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14 June 2013

Inspiring the Future on BBC Woman’s Hour

14 June 2013

Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE, Chair of the National Careers Council, talks about the value of employees from different jobs and sectors volunteering in schools with Inspiring the Future on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Hear the full programme broadcast.

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5 June 2013

Aspirational Nation: employers help schools translate education to employment

5 June 2013

A major report An Aspirational Nation: a culture change in careers provision will be launched on the 5th June by the National Careers Council. One of the main recommendations is that the National Careers Service should significantly expand its work with schools, young people and parents. An Aspirational Nation: A culture change in careers provision […]

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4 June 2013

Girls’ job choices & aspirations need broadening

4 June 2013

Women’s Business Council says we need to broaden girls’ aspirations and job choices before the start of their working lives by creating a partnership between schools, business and parents. Chair of the Women’s Business Council and chief executive of MITIE, Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE said: “Our recommendations are for both Government and the business community, and […]

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23 May 2013

Free tickets Digital Summer Camp for Inspiring the Future schools/colleges

23 May 2013

Free tickets for Inspiring the Future registered schools and colleges to London’s biggest digital day on 12 July. It’s full of interactive workshops and exhibitors at Digital Summer Camp based at Hackney Community College. Please book your groups in by going to their tickets page and entering the discount voucher ‘InspiringTheFuture’. Digital Summer Camp students […]

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16 May 2013

Germany leads the way in attitudes to careers

16 May 2013

There’s only one word for a trade, profession or career in German. That covers everything from car mechanic to brain surgeon. That word is Beruf. Its root “rufen” – to call, the same word also implies vocation or calling, in fact it applies to any job. Head of teaching union ASCL, Brian Lightman, draws on […]

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14 May 2013

Free Apprenticeships resources for teachers

14 May 2013

Some young people think of Sir Alan Sugar when they hear the word Apprentice but we want to help young people understand what real Apprenticeships are about. The National Apprenticeship Service reports that young people are often not aware of apprentice opportunities, so it is making new free careers information resources available to schools and […]

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7 May 2013

Invitation to tender: Apprenticeship awareness-raising events

7 May 2013

Could your organisation hold a funded awareness-raising event about apprenticeships for young people at some point over the next 3 months? We are inviting proposals from organisations interested in delivering one or more apprenticeship awareness-raising events aimed at 16 to 18 year olds between 1st June and 31st August 2013. Funding available for events is […]

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