Tag: virtual work experience

  • Latest Green Skills survey reveals that more than half of young people lack guidance on green job options at school

    Latest Green Skills survey reveals that more than half of young people lack guidance on green job options at school A new survey carried out by our charity of 1,200 young people aged 15-18 who attend state secondary schools and colleges throughout the UK has revealed that more than half (57%) have not been given […]

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  • Government and private sector can support Levelling-Up through virtual work experience

    Government and private sector can support Levelling-Up through virtual work experience Pandemic sparked rapid rise of virtual work placements Social mobility charity Speakers for School delivered 56,000 virtual placements in 2020/21, yet the overall proportion of schools organising work experience during pandemic fell from 57% to 39% The charity is calling for the government to […]

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    Why virtual work experience placements really work

    Why virtual work experience placements really work Originally featured in the Liverpool Law Society magazine in November 2021 Conditions since March 2020 inevitably reduced the opportunities for young people to engage with employers through traditional work experience. But whilst the pandemic created many challenges, it also acted as a catalyst for change. Virtual Work Experience […]

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  • Sixth Form students at St. Aidan’s embrace opportunities for virtual work experience

    Sixth Form students at St. Aidan’s embrace opportunities for virtual work experience Traditional work experience is one of many social and personal development activities that fell by the wayside following the onset of the pandemic. However, thanks to leading youth social mobility charity Speakers for Schools, pupils at St. Aidan’s and St. John Fisher Associated […]

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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 […]

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  • Bentley and Speakers for Schools successfully launch digital work experience programme

    Bentley and Speakers for Schools successfully launch digital work experience programme School to deliver virtual work experience programme The “Insight Day” initiative is supported by volunteers from Bentley’s colleague diversity networks Goal is to provide students from across the country with insights into STEM careers and opportunities within the automotive sector Over 500 places available […]

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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 […]

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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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  • Investing in the future by teaching young people the importance of green skills

    Investing in the future by teaching young people the importance of green skills Few will forget seeing images of Australia in flames throughout the second half of 2019. The extent of the devastation caught on camera was enough to make even the most seasoned cynics among us understand how real the threat of climate change […]

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  • How one virtual insight day can change a young person’s life

    How one virtual insight day can change a young person’s life Meet Dilpreet, 17, from West London Meeting Dilpreet, you’d be forgiven for thinking that she’s in her twenties. She talks with a confidence that belies her 17 years of age and her friendly but professional manner is in keeping with someone far older and […]

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