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7th December 2016

Career development activities result in ‘positive attitudes towards schooling’

7th December 2016

Young people who take part in school-mediated career development activities are more likely to have a positive attitude towards schooling, new international research has found. A new report by Dr Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel, Dr Anthony Mann and Matteo Schleicher provides an overview of the impact of career development activities on young people’s perception of schooling […]

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1st December 2016

Inspiring the Future with Unilever

1st December 2016

  Education and Employers partnered with Unilever to host a special ‘Inspiring the Future’ event at Wirral Grammar School for Girls, Bebington, designed to inspire pupils to think about their futures and get a glimpse into the range of opportunities available to them in their careers. You can view a selection of photographs here. See […]

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28th November 2016

Poor careers provisions harming the economy

28th November 2016

A newly published Ofsted report has revealed that poor careers provision in schools is harming the economy. As it is revealed that the percentage of 16-24 year olds who are unemployed has risen to 11.9% from 11.7% in the previous quarter, it is suggested that inadequate careers guidance is a contributing factor. Leaving school with […]

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28th November 2016

Inspiring the Future in Ireland

28th November 2016

Last week we were pleased to be able to welcome two visitors, Larry O’Neill (CEO) and Deborah Brock (Life Long Learning Manager), from the South Dublin County Partnership to our offices. The SDCP approached our charity in June of this year to learn more about our Inspiring the Future online platform, the advanced technology behind it […]

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14th November 2016

Prime Minister commends Primary Futures programme

14th November 2016

In a letter to the President of the National Association of Head Teachers, Kim Johnson, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, has endorsed the Primary Futures programme, saying that she would “like to commend all those involved for the work they are doing to make it a success. It is important for children to see the […]

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25th October 2016

Inspiring the Future with schools in Cambridge

25th October 2016

Last week Inspiring the Future came together with the North Cambridge Academy to host an event for primary and secondary school pupils from the local area. On Thursday 20th October over 30 volunteers came together to raise awareness of Inspiring the Future in Cambridge. With more than 300 pupils in attendance, the aim of the […]

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21st October 2016

#RedrawTheBalance wins silver at Campaign Big Awards

21st October 2016

Our #RedrawtheBalance video, which now has over 27 million views, has won a silver Campaign Big Award. The Campaign big awards is an annual event held to recognise and celebrate creating advertising in the UK across 16 different product sectors. Having already gained media attention on a global scale from Australia to Zambia, on Wednesday […]

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28th September 2016

Primary Futures inspires pupils at Moor Park Primary School, Blackpool

28th September 2016

Primary Futures teamed up with Robert Halfon, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, to host an event at Moor Park Primary School in North Blackpool on Tuesday 27th September 2016. Following on from the launch of Primary Futures in Blackpool back in June, the aim of the event was to help primary school children […]

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11th August 2016

Tackling gender stereotypes #Redraw the balance

11th August 2016

As research shows, gender stereotypes about future careers are developed at a very young age. Primary Futures with the support of Mullen Low, released a short film exploring this. Watch the video here:  

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11th August 2016

Inspiring the Future Review: 2012-2016

11th August 2016

Inspiring the Future During the last four years Inspiring the Future has worked with 5,500 state schools and colleges and more than 10,000 teachers have collectively sent 135,000 invitations to engage with students. Over a million new connections have been made between young people and employee volunteers via Inspiring the Future and its Inspiring Women […]

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