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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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3 June 2020

NHS staff are Inspiring the Future

3 June 2020

Since 2018 Health Education England (HEE) have 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 […]

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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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