Tag: young people

  • 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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  • Why increasing brand loyalty and social impact among Gen Z is so important for your brand

    Why increasing brand loyalty and social impact among Gen Z is so important for your brand Getting your brand on young people’s radar with discounts is great, but to build trust and brand loyalty on a deeper level, you need to empower them to do more than simply save money on their shopping. Leading social […]

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  • The Social Mobility Commission report: State of the nation 2021

    The Social Mobility Commission report: State of the nation 2021: Social mobility and the pandemic Against the backdrop of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Social Mobility Commission (SMC) has taken a deep look at the progress made in all four UK nations in tackling poverty, addressing inequality, and improving social mobility. The report reveals that across the […]

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  • Leading Youth charities join forces to solve the biggest post-pandemic barriers for 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 and life preparing opportunities. Leading social mobility charities Speakers for Schools, UK Youth and […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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