December 1, 2016

From apprentices to CEO: Inspiring the Future with Unilever

December 1, 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 the […]

Read more

November 28, 2016

Poor careers provisions harming the economy

November 28, 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 […]

Read more

November 28, 2016

Inspiring the Future in Ireland

November 28, 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 […]

Read more

November 24, 2016

Widen their Horizons: an article in ASCL’s Leader magazine

November 24, 2016

Our Head of Schools, Charlotte Lightman, has written an article for the Association of School and College Leaders Leader magazine. Featured in their December issue, it looks into the importance of volunteer engagement in schools. View a PDF of this article here. Close links with employers can make a significant difference to schools, colleges and young people by introducing students to the […]

Read more

November 21, 2016

New service launches which revolutionises the way schools can find skilled volunteers for their governing boards

November 21, 2016

  The Inspiring Governance service launches today at an event being hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch with Lord Nash, Under Secretary of State for Schools. The new service revolutionises the way in which schools can find skilled volunteers for their governing boards. It also provides new governors and trustees recruited through Inspiring Governance with induction, support and […]

Read more

November 14, 2016

Prime Minister commends Primary Futures programme

November 14, 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 […]

Read more

November 14, 2016

Inspiring the Future: California

November 14, 2016

Our charity is delighted to be able to welcome delegates from the Workforce Alliance North Bay to our offices this week. Racy Ming, Bruce Wilson and Andrea Bizzell are visiting from California to spend a week with the charity, learning more about the Inspiring the Future platform and looking at best practice for engaging employers […]

Read more

October 28, 2016

10,000 volunteers signed up for mock interviews

October 28, 2016

We are delighted to announce that over 10,000 of our Inspiring the Future volunteers have offered to give a young person a mock interview. Interview experience is invaluable to young people, particularly for those applying for apprenticeships, to colleges and university, or for a job, and who will not have had interview experience before. Many […]

Read more

October 25, 2016

Inspiring the Future with schools in Cambridge

October 25, 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 event […]

Read more

October 21, 2016

#RedrawTheBalance wins silver at Campaign Big Awards

October 21, 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 […]

Read more