News and Events

An Autumn update from S4SNextGen

12 November 2019

  Autumn 2019 is one of the most exciting terms yet for S4SNextGen. Speakers for Schools and S4SNextGen welcomed our new chief executive, Jason Elsom, early in the new academic year. Jason joins with a wealth of experience, having held leadership roles in education and technology, and brings his innovative ideas and enthusiasm to the […]

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Solving Common Misconceptions around Work Experience

12 November 2019

Hosting work experience students can benefit organisations in many ways – helping to diversify their workforces, feeding into their early talent pipelines and building links with communities, but there are often roadblocks along the way. We solve some of the questions we’re often asked to help you get the most from work experience and insight […]

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Spotlight on Creative Careers – A week with creative agency M&C Saatchi

12 November 2019

As a delivery partner for the Creative Careers programme, S4SNextGen is working with over thirty creative employers to demystify the creative industries through work placements and insight days. Here we share what leading creative agency M&C Saatchi did during their work experience week this October.     Students are often not aware of the full […]

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Press Release – Insights and Inspiration: Evaluating the impact of guest speakers in schools

11 October 2019

The impact of speakers on pupils’ motivation & attitude and self belief New research examines external speakers in state and independent schools Two leading education charities, Education and Employers & Speakers for Schools have joined together to publish a new report evaluating the impact of external speakers in secondary schools. Insights and Inspiration: Evaluating the […]

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New School Year and a Big Announcement…

6 September 2019

Welcome back! Teachers and students, we hope you have had a wonderful summer break and we look forward to working with you this academic year on school talks. Speakers and their organisations, we are grateful for your support last academic year and look forward to working with you on talks and work experience placements this […]

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Visual Effects from the inside: school talk & work experience with Industrial Light & Magic

6 September 2019

Last month, Industrial Light & Magic participated in Speakers for Schools’ Speaker Programme and S4SNextGen Work Experience Programme. First, year 9 and 10 students at Thomas Tallis School had the opportunity to hear from one of the Visual Effects industry’s top figures, Louise Hussey. A few weeks later, ILM hosted their first S4SNextGen work experience […]

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Penguin Random House gives S4SNextGen students a taste of the world of publishing

30 August 2019

NextGen students at a table with Penguin Random House staff during work experience

World-leading publishers Penguin Random House welcomed eight sixth form students to their Strand offices in August for a week of industry insights and practical experience. The students spent the week with different staff and departments, including publicity, marketing and editorial and learned more about the publishing process. One said, “I didn’t realise how many sectors […]

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