January 20, 2021

What will education look like in the future?

January 20, 2021

As we begin a new year, it’s traditional to take stock of the past in order to look forward, to imagine and plan for a better future. Looking ahead and beyond the current pandemic, how do we envisage education changing? The events of the past year have accelerated our increasing familiarity and use of technology […]

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January 8, 2021

Volunteering boosts employees during lockdown, new research shows

January 8, 2021

As companies struggle to motivate teams working remotely, new research published today (8th January 2021) reveals that employers who support their staff to volunteer in schools and colleges has found employees to be more motivated, more productive and have a better sense of well-being. Read the report.  If you would like to volunteer, please click here. If […]

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December 11, 2020

Webinar announced to launch new report on The Value of Volunteering

December 11, 2020

We have published a new report entitled ‘The Value of Volunteering – volunteering in education and productivity in work’. Read the report: The Value of Volunteering  If you would like to volunteer, please click here. If you are an employer looking to set up a volunteering scheme, please get  in touch with us. The report […]

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December 9, 2020

Gillian Keegan MP, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, takes part in a Primary Futures virtual event

December 9, 2020

On Wednesday 9th December, children at Ossett South Parade Primary School in Wakefield got to meet four exciting volunteers from the world of work – a Minister, a Member of Parliament, an engineer and a graphic designer!  The Year 4 and 5 children were in different classrooms but were able to simultaneously interact with the volunteers from across the UK via the interactive virtual Classroom Chat.  After a welcome from Deputy […]

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December 4, 2020

Our Future Derby: An ambitious project reports significant findings when children are exposed to career-related learning (CRL) in primary schools.

December 4, 2020

The Our Future Derby programme aims to design and deliver innovative career-related learning (CRL) intended to develop a primary schools employer engagement initiative to inform and support children, parents, teachers and volunteers. Commissioned and funded by the Opportunity Area Board, the programme works in partnership with 32 primary schools across the 7 most disadvantaged wards […]

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December 2, 2020

Bringing a bit of festive cheer to children: Festive Futures

December 2, 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: For teachers […]

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November 12, 2020

Online research library marks ten-year anniversary

November 12, 2020

The online library provides a comprehensive repository of the different and effective approaches to employer engagement and careers education. It brings together the latest thinking with selected research published over the past 40 years. Free to access and searchable by keyword, it features summaries of a wide range of studies with abstracts and links to […]

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October 15, 2020

One year on – in times of uncertainty and change…

October 15, 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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September 25, 2020

International Labour Organization report on aspirations reinforces our Drawing the Future findings

September 25, 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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