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8th February 2017

Volunteer blog post- Matthew Carlisle

8th February 2017

Please enjoy this blog post written by Matthew Carlisle, one of our Inspiring the Future volunteers. Matthew is a Senior Assistant Technician at the Leeds NHS teaching hospitals. A big thank you to Matthew for his wonderful account of volunteering.   ‘From a Young age, I always took an interest in building things. I spent a […]

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2nd February 2017

A format that works

2nd February 2017

Here is an example of a typical Inspiring the Future event being organised between a school and an employer which took place last week. If your school is interested please see the resource section on our website for advice and guidance on how to organise a similar event. We teamed up with 10x Future Technologies, […]

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18th January 2017

Inspiring the Future Australia: now recruiting volunteers

18th January 2017

Inspiring the Future Australia is now recruiting schools and volunteers for its first events set to take place in March.   Do you know anyone working in Australia who would be able to spare an hour a year to change young people’s lives?   Our partners in Australia, the Schools Industry Partnership, a non-for-profit incorporated […]

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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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