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May 18, 2022

The Mayor of London launches primary schools programme supported by Primary Futures

May 18, 2022

Today, the 18th May 2022 the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan launched a new primary school outreach programme that will showcase potential career paths in the infrastructure and construction sectors to primary-aged pupils across London.   The programme will help pupils, teachers and parents to better understand the world of construction and infrastructure, the range of jobs […]

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April 19, 2022

Success for Inspiring Dorset Project

April 19, 2022

An evaluation report published today shows how role models from the world of work are helping to improve children’s motivation as part of the post-pandemic catch-up and tackle gender stereotypes. The report, Inspiring Dorset 2021, looks at the impact of a programme of aspiration-raising activities in Dorset between April 2021 to February 2022, focusing on […]

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March 31, 2022

Inspiring Governance reappointed by the Department for Education to provide governor recruitment services

March 31, 2022

We are delighted to confirm that the Education and Employers charity will continue to provide governor recruitment services to schools and academies, following our reappointment by the Department for Education. The service enables schools to access a wide range of skilled volunteers from diverse backgrounds who are committed to making a difference. Our charity will […]

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March 8, 2022

BBC Newsround: challenging gender stereotypes with primary school children on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2022

“Four inspirational women with pretty cool jobs” top today’s edition of CBBC’s Newsround, which shows our activities with schools in action. Firefighter Amy, robotics engineer Caroline, train driver Tahira and construction project manager Cassie met with Year 6 children at Coppull Parish Primary School, Chorley to help challenge gender stereotypes. The children had the chance […]

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February 23, 2022

Civil Servants encouraged to inspire the next generation

February 23, 2022

The Department for Education’s Permanent Secretary Susan Acland-Hood and the Government’s Chief People Officer Rupert McNeil are encouraging people at all levels  across the Civil Service to volunteer via Inspiring the Future. Civil Servants are being asked to give from an hour a year to talk to children and young people about their jobs or […]

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December 17, 2021

ITV are inspiring the future

December 17, 2021

Earlier this year  ITV announced that they were partnering with our Inspiring the Future programme. Over 10,000 young people have already benefited from meeting an ITV volunteer and having the chance to ask them questions about their job and career route. There is such an amazing range of staff who work across the ITV group, […]

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December 14, 2021

HEPI publishes blog on the importance of tackling stereotypes at a young age

December 14, 2021

This article has been published today by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI). HEPI is the UK’s only independent think tank for higher education, and aims to shape higher education policy debate through evidence. New research on the stereotypes formed at a young age, their long-term impacts and what can be done to tackle them […]

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November 25, 2021

Programme for primary aged children launched by the Australian Government

November 25, 2021

On 24th November the Australian Government launched a national initiative to broaden primary-aged children’s horizons and raise their aspirations, citing our research on the importance of starting early. Having previously established programmes to support career aspirations of secondary and college students, the Career Industry Council of Australia is working with the National Careers Institute to […]

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November 16, 2021

New Danish female leadership campaign inspired by #RedrawTheBalance

November 16, 2021

Inspired by our Redraw The Balance video highlighting gender stereotyping in primary schools (viewed over 100 million times), a new campaign in Denmark looks at the lack of female leaders represented in the media and calls for children to get access to such female role models.  ‘Rollemodeller for Alle’ was launched last week by Danish organisations Female Leadership Academy and Kvinde […]

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