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  • 11,000 tech-related work experience places available for UK students

    11,000 tech-related work experience places available for UK students Social mobility charity Speakers for Schools is teaming up with 113 leading employers to provide 11,000 students with tech-related work experience placements across the UK. Launching between 21st to 25th June 2021, Speakers for Schools’ new campaign Predict ’21 will highlight the opportunities technology can bring, […]

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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 […]

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  • 1,600 Virtual Work Experience Places Up For Grabs in Cumbria!

    1,600 Virtual Work Experience Places Up For Grabs in Cumbria! Cumbrian school pupils are being offered the chance to sample the world of work remotely with a wide range of employers thanks to an innovative new virtual work experience programme. The Cumbria Summer Term Insight Festival launches shortly and 13 organisations – some locally-based, some […]

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  • Young people in Birmingham first in the UK to access thousands of virtual work placements through new app

    Young people in Birmingham first in the UK to access thousands of virtual work placements through a new pioneering app. Youth Card app set to tackle social mobility and educational inequality launched by Speakers for Schools, UK Youth, Young Enterprise and European Youth Card Association. Youth Card – Live Your Best Life from Speakers for […]

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  • Virtual Work Experience

    Virtual Work Experience Boom

    Virtual Work Experience Boom We have all experienced the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic but young people have been disproportionately affected, suffering major disruption to their education and reduced opportunities for in-person extra-curricular activities, including traditional careers-related learning activities. Students at secondary school and college have always felt the pressure when it comes to finding […]

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  • Making the world of work relatable to young people through Virtual Work Experience

    Making the world of work relatable to young people through Virtual Work Experience Meet Felix, 16, from Aylesbury It’s rare for young people to be experts in careers without a little outside help. Most need guidance to work out what it is they want to do and to craft a game plan for how to […]

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  • We must throw forgotten young people a lifeline

    We must throw forgotten young people a lifeline Source: The Sunday Times, 18 April, 2021 From Covid-19 to climate change, the consequences of Brexit, technology that is reshaping the economy, the rise and rise of China and the cult of the strongman leader, we live in challenging and uncertain times — to put it mildly. […]

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  • We need to get the next generation excited about green jobs

    We need to get the next generation excited about green jobs Source: Edie.net, 8 April 2021 As we look towards a green economic recovery and the objective to build back better from the pandemic, there is a clear argument for aligning how we futureproof the country’s workforce with UK climate ambitions. It’s important when you […]

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  • Net-Zero – A golden ticket for Youth Employment?

    Net-Zero – A golden ticket for Youth Employment? Source: FENews.co.uk, 9 April 2021 #GreenSkillsWeek – Shining a spotlight on the green economy and opening the minds of young people to the jobs available No one can dispute that the pandemic has played havoc with lives and livelihoods by disrupting employment and education, and threatening the […]

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  • From Governor of the Bank of England to net-zero hero: why we should all be backing Mark Carney’s mission to build a sustainable world economy

    From Governor of the Bank of England to net-zero hero: why we should all be backing Mark Carney’s mission to build a sustainable world economy (Image courtesy of Getty Images) No longer in the employ of the UK civil service, Mark Carney is the UN special envoy for climate and finance but also leads ESG […]

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