March 18, 2020

Inspiring the Future and Primary Futures events suspended

March 18, 2020

In line with the latest government advice concerning non-essential travel and contact, we have suspended all face-to-face events with schools until further notice. The health, safety and wellbeing of our volunteers, schools, and the wider community is our top priority. Working with schools, we are exploring other ways to inspire young people, including remote access options. […]

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March 11, 2020

Redraw the Balance film recreated after original gets over 100 million views

March 11, 2020

Four years after its launch, the two-minute film ‘Redraw the Balance’ which provocatively captures how young children define career opportunities as male and female continues to generate interest. A version has just been created in Denmark. Filmed in Helsingør near Copenhagen, a class of 6-year-old students is asked to draw a picture of a captain […]

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February 28, 2020

World Economic Forum publishes report on careers and Davos school visits

February 28, 2020

Young people’s career aspirations have remained largely frozen since 2000. Gender and social class play a big role in framing their expectations. Davos school visits show how these limited preconceptions can be broken. A major new international study highlights the mismatch between young people’s career aspirations and jobs, and the impact this will have on […]

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February 21, 2020

New report on the career aspirations of 7-13 year olds in New Zealand

February 21, 2020

A major new report has been published which examines the career aspirations of 7-13 year olds in New Zealand. The research format and methodology is based on Drawing the Future which charity Education and Employers and its partners TES Global, the NAHT, OECD Education and Skills, and UCL Institute of Education published during the World […]

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February 17, 2020

Employers across the country sign-up to become School Governor Champions

February 17, 2020

It has been 4 months since Inspiring Governance launched the ‘Be A School Governor Champion’ campaign and in that time we are delighted that a range of employers from all sectors have signed-up to inspire their employees to support local schools by volunteering to become Governors and Trustees. Since October, we have had commitments from Universities, […]

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February 4, 2020

Four principles that guide the best employer engagement in education

February 4, 2020

‘Four principles that guide the best employer engagement in education’ by Nick Chambers, CEO of Education and Employers, is included in the latest OECD report Dream Jobs: Teenagers’ Career Aspirations and the Future of Work. Launched at the 2020 World Economic Forum, this major report analyses PISA data stretching back two decades about how job aspirations […]

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December 4, 2019

Your Voice survey presented at OECD’s The Future of Education Conference in Paris

December 4, 2019

On 3rd December, Education and Employers presented some of the letters from young people that had been submitted as part of the Your Voice survey at OECD’s The Future of Education: Where do we go from here? Conference in Paris. The conference organised by the OECD and the Forum for World Education brought together education leaders “to […]

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November 27, 2019

Children from across New Zealand take part in Drawing the Future

November 27, 2019

Over 7,500 primary aged children from across New Zealand have taken part in Drawing the Future. They have been drawing pictures of the jobs they aspire to and indicating how they have heard about these jobs. Education Minister Chris Hipkins visited one of the schools taking part – the Porirua East School to meet the […]

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