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2 December 2020

Bringing a bit of festive cheer to children: Festive Futures

2 December 2020

After such a difficult year, especially for young people, we’ve been asked by teachers and parents if we could help bring a bit of much-needed festive cheer. So with teachers and some mystery ‘festive’ volunteers, we have put together something we hope will bring us all a few smiles and laughs! View now. Based on […]

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16 November 2020

Virtual activities: Inspiration, resources and a teacher’s experience…

16 November 2020

“I was really nervous, I thought the technology might not work and the children might sit there and not have any questions… but just do it. It’s been brilliant.” – Tracey Page, Headteacher at Stephenson Way Academy  Over the past few weeks, schools have created a range of virtual activities with Inspiring the Future volunteers providing their students with engaging […]

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16 November 2020

Virtual activities: “Just do it. It’s been brilliant.”

16 November 2020

“I was really nervous, I thought the technology might not work and the children might sit there and not have any questions… but just do it. It’s been brilliant.” – Tracey Page, Headteacher at Stephenson Way Academy  Over the past few weeks, schools have created a range of virtual activities with Primary Futures volunteers providing their pupils with engaging […]

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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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8 October 2020

New: Primary Careers Resources Platform launched by the Careers and Enterprise Company

8 October 2020

A new platform is being launched today which is aimed at supporting primary staff to deliver engaging career-related learning for their pupils, with tools, information and resources available including a self-assessment quiz for schools and examples of innovative practice. Aimed at primary educators as well as governors, employers, parents and carers, and careers leaders, the platform […]

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6 October 2020

Get inspired: plan an exciting 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 Primary Futures 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 pupils and bring learning to life this autumn term.  What’s […]

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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 children with the world of work

18 September 2020

We know that for children 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 children, which in turn leads to improved attainment. Our evidence also shows […]

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