March 3, 2014

Inspiring the Future Languages Focus Week unveiled 22-26 September 2014

March 3, 2014

A national campaign is being launched to encourage young people to learn languages at school and understand how language skills impact on their job prospects. Inspiring the Future Languages Focus Week is taking place 22-26 September 2014 and seeks to get 100s of schools and employers involved across England. Nick Chambers, from charity the Education […]

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February 27, 2014

Up to the Job? More apprentices would boost GDP £4bn a year

February 27, 2014

Increasing the number of apprentices in England to catch up with similar economies would boost Britain’s GDP by £4bn a year, according to the think tank Demos. A new report for National Apprenticeship Week argues that raising apprentice levels by up to 300,000 required to match other G20 countries would help bridge the productivity gap […]

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February 19, 2014

Do parents’ occupations impact on student performance? OECD research

February 19, 2014

Students whose parents work in professional occupations generally outperform other students in mathematics, while students whose parents work in elementary occupations tend to underachieve compared to their peers. However, the strength of the relationship between parents’ occupations and student performance varies considerably across countries: for example, when it comes to mathematics performance, the children of […]

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February 13, 2014

‘Apprenticeship talks in every school’ pledge

February 13, 2014

On the 13th February national charity Inspiring the Future hosted an Apprenticeship Careers Fair at City Hall. London Mayor Boris Johnson welcomed Apprentices from a wide range of sectors and 200 school pupils. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “Inspiring the Future gives young people an invaluable insight into a range of careers and […]

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February 11, 2014

The Character and Resilience Manifesto is out!

February 11, 2014

Britain’s schools must be “more than just exam factories”, a cross-party parliamentary group says. It argues that more importance should be given to the development of “character and resilience” schools should make it part of their “core business” to nurture pupils’ self-belief, perseverance and ability to bounce back from set-backs. The Character and Resilience Manifesto […]

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February 11, 2014

Inspiring the Future brochure about our volunteers published

February 11, 2014

Inspiring the Future has created a new brochure telling teachers about our wide range volunteers willing to visit schools and colleges to talk with students about the job they do and the route they took. This week the charity also celebrates reaching 11,000 volunteers, 3,500 employers and 2,500 state schools and colleges all registered to […]

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January 17, 2014

Graduates earn less than Apprentices

January 17, 2014

The Office for National Statistics finds that graduates are more likely to find themselves in low-paid jobs and are earning less than people who decide to do an apprenticeship instead of going to university. Read the Telegraph story.

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January 15, 2014

Inspiring the Future is recruiting a Schools Liaison Assistant

January 15, 2014

Inspiring the Future is recruiting a Schools Liaison Assistant on a 6 months fixed term contract at £18k per annum. The aim of Inspiring the Future is very simple, it is to get people to volunteer to spend at least an hour per year visiting a school and talking to young people about their job […]

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January 14, 2014

Apprenticeship events in schools and colleges – funding available

January 14, 2014

Could your school/college hold a funded awareness-raising careers event about apprenticeships for young people aged 16 – 18 at some point between February and July 2014? We are inviting proposals from schools/colleges interested in delivering apprenticeship awareness-raising careers events aimed at 16 to 18 year olds between February and July 2014 using apprentice volunteers through […]

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