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  • Work experience key to post-pandemic recovery

    Work experience key to post-pandemic recovery

    The key to post-pandemic recovery for young people As the UK seeks to address the impact of the last 18 months both on the economy and on education, it remains unclear what support will be available to young people aged 11-19 to help them make up for lost time and ensure their employment prospects are […]

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  • Discovering New Horizons at the British Standards Institute

    Helena spent a week on a work placement with the British Standards Institute, arranged by the Speakers for Schools Experience programme.

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  • A Week at IT Company Cisco

    Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT, networking and cybersecurity software, making billions of dollars and employing thousands of people across the globe. In 2019, they were voted the best place to work in the world by Fortune magazine. Hear how our students got on when they spent a week at Cisco’s offices in Bedfont.

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  • Learning Puppetry with Little Angel Theatre

    Experience students got stuck into making puppets and running creative workshops with children when they joined the Little Angel puppet theatre in Islington for a week. Hear what they learned about careers in the arts and childcare during the week.

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  • Work Experience with TV Company Endemol Shine

    Television production company Endemol Shine are behind some of the best-known TV shows of the last decade, including Big Brother, Masterchef and Deal or No Deal. Hear what our students learned when they spent a week learning about the different roles available at the company’s HQ in West London.

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  • Discovering Investment Banking with Fidelity

    Our students knew nothing about the world of investment banking before attending an insight day at investment specialists Fidelity’s office in Central London. Throughout the day, they had workshops from designers, invested imaginary millions and built portfolios and had a go at the activities used at Fidelity’s real recruitment assessment centres.

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  • A week at Creative Agency M&C Saatchi

    Global creative agency M&C Saatchi has offices across the world and makes adverts and campaigns for companies including O2, Costa Coffee and Invesco. Our students tell us about how they tackled a real client brief and pitched to senior creatives at the company.

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  • Work Experience with The Financial Times

    World-leading newspaper The Financial Times hosted students for a week, showing them the breadth of different careers available with the publication. Hear how students’ ideas about what an office is like were challenged and how they are now considering apprenticeships as well as university in the future.  

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  • Placement Spotlight – A day in the life of Spotify

    Leading digital platforms such as Spotify, despite their global popularity and innovative technology, may still be seen as difficult employers to access by many young people. Many students see only traditional paths into the music and audio industry, which allows for a restricted number of opportunities. Speakers for Schools wants to change this, so we […]

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  • Work Experience Inspiration for Every Employer

    Work experience can seem like a daunting task, one that may require a lot of planning and tearing hair out to make sure every second of a student’s day is accounted for. To take the pain out of planning your placements, the Experience Team have compiled their favourite examples of activities our employers have told […]

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