Category: Campaigns

  • Watch our founder Robert Peston take the floor at the Education Select Committee.

    Make high quality work experience accessible to all! At the end of last month, Robert Peston was a guest panellist at the sixth session into the inquiry of careers education at the Education Select Committee. Robert highlighted the benefits of virtual and hybrid work experience and made an impassioned case for access to high-quality work experience to be a universal right for all young people. The committee acknowledged the current inconsistency of careers education provision across the country and explored how large-scale interventions such as work experience and other employer engagements could be achieved in a more equitable way across the regions. Read about the regional roundtable event with the […]

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  • Forbes Young Person Work Experience

    Introducing our latest campaign investigating transformational change on a national level.

    What would it take for every young person across the country to access quality work experience? The first phase of our ground breaking Work Experience for All campaign will ensure that policymakers, employers and educators can contribute to an open discussion about the role work experience should play in future careers education. In the next few months, we will be concentrating on three key factors in relation to delivering our Work Experience for All campaign nationally: You may have already spotted a reference to the research we conduct at Speakers for Schools in Forbes recent spotlight on education, alongside widespread coverage in […]

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    Shining a light on work experience and its importance to state educated young people in the UK.

    Read on to get exclusive access to our second campaign report On Monday 5th December Speakers for Schools founder Robert Peston spoke to Radio 4’s Today Programme to discuss our Work Experience For All campaign. And Robert is by no means the only member of the charity to feel passionate about this exciting and potentially ground-breaking campaign. Let us introduce you to Dr. Elnaz Kashef, Head of Research and Policy at Speakers for Schools, who leads the team working hard to make this evidence-based campaign a real call for change. Take a look at our top three takeaways: Catch up on Campaign Coverage Listen in on Speakers […]

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  • Speakers for Schools Publishes New Research into the Value of Virtual Work Experience

    Speakers for Schools publishes new research into the value of virtual work experience Employers, educators, parents, policy makers and other professional bodies have long recognised that work experience has a crucial part to play in helping young people prepare for the world of work. But whilst the benefits of in-person work experience have been extensively researched and documented, very little research exists to substantiate the benefits of virtual work experience to date. In the absence of published research into the value of virtual work experience, Speakers for Schools has researched and written a paper that can serve as a first […]

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  • Amplifying the voices of young people through our research

    Making Up for Lost Time: Introducing the Latest Research Report by Speakers for Schools Download the Report (PDF) Download the Report (PDF) The start of a new academic year has traditionally signalled an exciting time of transition as many young people head to new destinations to continue their academic studies or enter the world of work for the first time. All young people deserve to approach their futures with confidence. However, there can be no doubt that the pandemic has cast a shadow over the hopes and aspirations of many young people – disrupting their education, weighing heavily on their wellbeing, and […]

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  • Yougov Speakers for Schools Poll of MPs, business & young people

    Leading Youth Charities join forces to solve the biggest post pandemic barriers for young people Speakers for Schools, UK Youth and Young Enterprise come together in a historic partnership to launch, ‘Youth Card’, the social mobility app packed with thousands of career preparing opportunities.  This means the Youth Card is packed with thousands of mentoring programmes, career guidance, work experience placements, extra-curricular activities, financial education, open access and targeted youth work provision, inspirational career talks as well as a range of discounts with top retailers. It is free to download and available to all young people in the UK […]

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  • National Teen Book Club launched for 3,500 young people across the UK

    National Teen Book Club launched for 3,500 young people across the UK View the top Teen Book Club Authors  I  Visit the official National Teen Book Club page Speakers for Schools, Book Clubs in Schools and Andersen Press join forces to launch virtual book club 125 state schools and colleges signed up to take part Programme includes several expert workshops with the opportunity to write and be published online Social mobility charity Speakers for Schools, Book Clubs in Schools and Andersen Press Publishing Group have joined forces to launch a new virtual book club and creative writing course for students across […]

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  • Reach more young people. Host Virtual Work Experience

    Virtual Work Experience Goes from Strength to Strength

    Virtual Work Experience Goes from Strength to Strength Young people are at the heart of everything we do. We’re delighted to have seen our Virtual Work Experience programme go from strength to strength with Speakers for Schools facilitating over 12,500 placements in the last 12 months. We’ve been absolutely wowed by the amount of positive feedback received from the thousands of young people who took part in Virtual Work Experience placements over the February half term. Take a look at these videos featuring just some of their comments – and if you’re interested in signing up yourself, we’d love to […]

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  • Green Skills Week 2021

    Green Skills Week 2021 Speakers for Schools is teaming up with Britain’s most environmentally focused employers to tackle the unemployment crisis and future-proof the next generation in a post-COVID economy. To coincide with the UK Prime Minister’s announcement for a Green Industrial Revolution, Speakers for Schools is launching a campaign to introduce young people to Green Skills as future career options. Many of the points in the Prime Minister’s plan will be achieved by those who are in school today. Young people aged 11+ will be invited to take part in the charity’s Green Skills Week in April 2021 which […]

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  • Experience Nursing 2021

    Experience Nursing 2021 As health services battle against a global pandemic and increasing demand on services, Speakers for Schools is working with medical leaders to help find the next generation of heroes.  The charity will be running virtual insight days and virtual work experience with key employers between January and March 2021. Having worked with 1,000,000 young people over the last ten years, Speakers for Schools is best placed to introduce the world of nursing to young people who wouldn’t have considered it before – at a time when these roles are never more needed. Opportunities available within nursing requires […]

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