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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 with a national profile – have volunteered to take part and offer 1,600 places to young people, aged 14 to 19, to help them shape their career choices. Young people are able to book onto a number of one-day virtual work experience slots throughout June […]

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  • Dorothy Byrne, Editor-at-large, Channel 4

    Dorothy Byrne 01/02/21 KS4-5 Hear from Dorothy Byrne, Editor-at-large at Channel Four. Dorothy, who previously was Head of News and Current Affairs, shares her insights into her career as a journalist, reflects on how to be successful in the world of work, and questions whether we can trust the media. During Dorothy’s tenure, the channel’s news and current affairs programmes have won numerous BAFTA, RTA and Emmy awards.  

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  • Robert Peston’s brilliant economic vision for UK after downturn revealed

    According to The Daily Express on 12 April 2020, the Founder of Speakers for Schools Robert Peston outlined his vision for how he thinks the UK economy should look in years to come. As economists frantically grapple with how to best handle the crisis, an unearthed interview with ITV’s Robert Peston could shed light on how the UK economy might be structured in years to come. Mr Peston launched Speakers for Schools in 2011 to pair influential leaders from business, politics and academia to speak at state schools free of charge. His vision was a more diverse economic structure for […]

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  • Businesses in Cumbria urged to back virtual work experience programme

    Businesses in Cumbria urged to back virtual work experience programme  Businesses of all sizes throughout Cumbria are being invited to support an ambitious work experience programme aimed at providing 3,000 placements for young people throughout the county. Cumbria Careers Hub has teamed up with the national charity Speakers for Schools, founded in 2010 by ITV’s Political Editor Robert Peston with a mission to help level the playing field for young people of all backgrounds. Read the full article on Times and Star here.  Read the full article on in-Cumbria Magazine here. 

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    JM launches first virtual work experience programme

    JM launches first virtual work experience programme Last month, with the support of social mobility charity, Speakers for Schools, Johnson Matthey (JM) welcomed 115 students from across the UK to its first online work experience programme. Students learned a wide range of new skills and gained insight into how science and technology is used to make the world cleaner and healthier. Read the full article on Cambridge Network here

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  • How Penguin is Helping Teachers in this Pandemic and Beyond

    HOW PENGUIN IS HELPING TEACHERS IN THIS PANDEMIC AND BEYOND BY LUCY ANDERSON, SENIOR CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY EXECUTIVE, PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE UK Lucy Anderson Twitter: @lmanderson2 When the world went into lockdown, my heart went out to the teachers. Less than two years ago, I was in the classroom, teaching Year 5 students in a south London school. I could imagine teachers suddenly juggling virtual lessons, supporting pupils’ mental health online, while also meeting the demands of parents concerned about supporting their child’s learning. Read the full article on Shapes for Schools

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  • Camden teams up with leading tech companies to deliver online work experience for the borough’s students Camden teams up with leading tech companies to deliver online work experience for the borough’s students

    Camden teams up with leading tech companies to deliver online work experience for the borough’s students Camden Council, alongside high-profile organisations such as Google, Skanska and the Francis Crick Institute, have developed a virtual programme giving students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience during lockdown. 250 local students in Years 11, 12 and 13 are taking part in a number of online placements in June and July to gain the skills and confidence needed to help them in a future career. Developed by Camden’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) team and in partnership with Speakers for Schools, a […]

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  • Virtual work experience to help students beat coronavirus lockdown (Evening Standard)

    Extracted from Evening Standard – Read Full Article here: “Businesses are giving schoolchildren virtual work experience placements to prevent them from missing out on opportunities during the coronavirus. The virtual work experience programme, run by the charity Speakers for Schools, aims to give state school students the same access to top jobs and networks as those from fee-paying schools, despite the lockdown. The scheme was due to be launched at the end of this year but has been rushed forward because of fears that the coronavirus could rob young people of career opportunities — especially those from less advantaged backgrounds. More than 180 schools have signed up, […]

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  • Penguin Talks

    Penguin launches partnership with Speakers for Schools to livestream authors direct to students nationwide, and new resources hub for teachers

    Penguin has launched a new partnership with charity Speakers for Schools to deliver a series of Virtual Penguin Talks, with authors streamed live to thousands of students at school and at home across the UK and Ireland. Read the full article on Penguin’s Website

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  • Student

    More Careers Advice, Early in Life, Works Wonders

    According to an FT article from 22 January 2020, Entrenched gender bias and out-of-date family expectations can hold back pupils’ aspirations.  The article reveals a story of “Hafsa, a 15-year-old student in Huddersfield, wants to be a web developer or a graphic designer after she leaves school. “I would like to see a change of gender stereotypes,”” The article further states, “Experts are now suggesting that earlier interventions could have a transformative effect. Caren Gestetner is chief executive of Lifting Limits, a charity challenging stereotypes through providing schools with training and classroom materials. She argues that the work of dismantling […]

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