19th May 2017

Maybell Saliu – Inspiring the Future volunteer

19th May 2017

Sadly, I was not an individual who was able to uttered the words – ‘I aspire to be just like….’. I was not exposed to, nor did I ever have anyone to aspire to. Until I received my GCSE results – I met face to face with failure. The reality that I had played around […]

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19th May 2017

Charlie Oginni – Inspiring the Future volunteer

19th May 2017

Hello! My name is Charlie Oginni and I am a Production Runner at Sky News and Sky Entertainment and a Freelance Presenter. However, I wasn’t always a Production Runner at Sky and a Presenter because I was also a young child who didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life, plus it would […]

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19th May 2017

Dr. Cristina Aguilera Xiol – Inspiring the Future volunteer

19th May 2017

I studied Biochemistry at the University; in my class there were far more young women than men – no need to count, it was evident. During my PhD in Biomedicine, around half of the students were female. During my PostDoc, the number of women started to decrease but, more importantly, most of the Group leaders […]

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19th May 2017

Lieta Marziali – Inspiring the Future volunteer

19th May 2017

I became a volunteer because I was eager to share my journey with the younger generation. Despite today’s job market shifting towards more varied and portfolio careers, there is still enormous pressure on children to “get it right” first time. This can start as early as picking extra-curricular activities in primary school, and certainly it […]

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19th May 2017

Jan Rausch – Inspiring the Future volunteer

19th May 2017

I think it’s an absolute privilege to have a job that allows you to do something you thoroughly enjoy. So I feel extremely lucky to have been able to establish myself as a freelance interpreter. I love languages and can use them in a job where no day is ever the same. I get to […]

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19th May 2017

Inspiring the Future volunteer – Matthew Carlisle

19th May 2017

From a Young age, I always took an interest in building things. I spent a lot of time with my grandfather who found all kinds of different projects for us to work on including model airplanes and houses.  As I grew up, I continued to take the same approach, making and modifying things to suit […]

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11th September 2015

Inspiring the Future with a Maritime themed day in Scarborough schools

11th September 2015

Today the Department of Transport’s hosted a maritime themed careers day with Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, Department for Transport in partnership with charity Education and Employers who run free programme for schools Inspiring the Future. Coordinating with International Shipping week, the themed day gave students from two Scarborough Primary […]

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10th April 2014

UK students taking languages degrees now at ‘record low’

10th 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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5th June 2013

Aspirational Nation: employers help schools translate education to employment

5th 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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