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21 March 2018

Career Footsteps at Hazel Oak School in Solihull

21 March 2018

Career Footsteps kicked off February with an exciting event at Hazel Oak School in Solihull. Hazel Oak is an all age special school for children with moderate learning difficulties, many of whom are on the autistic spectrum. The day followed the format of other Career Footsteps events with speed networking followed by a carousel of […]

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15 March 2018

Inspiring the Future calls for No More Female CEOs

15 March 2018

Inspiring the Future’s new campaign NO MORE FEMALE PROFESSIONALS asks whether the language we all use when talking about jobs, contributes to the problem of unconscious gender bias which limits the opportunities that children perceive they have. It states that ‘A Female CEO is a CEO’ and asks society to consider why we unnecessarily add a […]

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12 March 2018

Article by Dr. Elnaz Kashefpakdel for FE News. Teenage apprenticeships: awareness deficit?

12 March 2018

Read the article in FE News here. Over recent years significant public resource has been devoted to improving young people’s awareness of apprenticeships. Yet while teenage applications have increased, teenage apprenticeship starts have stagnated. Recent government data has shown that fewer than 26% of apprenticeship starts come straight from school or college. If apprenticeships are […]

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8 March 2018

The British Council in China launches #RedrawTheBalance film

8 March 2018

The British Council in China has been working with our #InspiringWomen campaign since 2015 to tackle gender stereotypes in career aspirations and inspire the next generation to expand their horizons, realise their ambitions and fulfil their career potential. To mark International Women’s day 2018, they launched a new version of our #RedrawTheBalance film using Chinese children and […]

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8 March 2018

Inspiring Apprenticeships event at Eastbrook School, Dagenham during National Apprenticeship week

8 March 2018

This National Apprenticeship Week  and on International Women’s Day, Inspiring the Future ran an  Inspiring Apprenticeship event at Eastbrook School in Dagenham. Photos from the event are here. This event come shortly after the launch of a new report by Education and Employers charity which looks at some of the negative perceptions about apprenticeships, including […]

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1 March 2018

New apprenticeship report reveals gender stereotyping and negative perceptions are major issues

1 March 2018

Ahead of National Apprenticeship Week and International Women’s Day, Education and Employers, launches a report, Teenage Apprenticeships: Converting awareness to recruitment today. In the context of government policy to have 3 million apprenticeships by 2020, the report investigates why the number of school leavers becoming apprentices has flat-lined. The report, funded by the Commercial Education […]

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7 February 2018

Career footsteps at Westfield Arts College

7 February 2018

Westfield Arts College rounded off January by hosting a Career Footsteps event, which saw a small diverse group of volunteers engage with around 50 students. Westfield Arts College is a 4-19, Dorset special school serving the needs of 180 children and young people with moderate and complex learning difficulties. Half of the pupils have a […]

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1 February 2018

Inspiring a Future in Childcare launches next phase with speed-career networking at Park High school

1 February 2018

Inspiring a Future in Childcare in partnership with The Department for Education and Tinies Childcare aims to inspire children to consider a future in childcare by showing them the wide range of career opportunities available in the sector. The campaign challenges individual and sector wide perceptions about the childcare profession and the stereotypes that have […]

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