News and Events

Creative Careers Programme Launches in Leeds

15 March 2019

On Wednesday, we had the pleasure of attending the launch event for the Creative Careers programme. Hosted at Burberry‘s offices in Leeds, the event was packed full of representatives from across the creative industries as well as local students eager to learn more about careers in the sector. The Creative Careers programme is an industry […]

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S4S partners for Creative Careers Programme

13 March 2019

Speakers for Schools is proud to be partnering with the Creative Industries Federation as part of the Creative Careers, to help even more schools access hundreds of top creative industry figures and hundreds of work experience placements across the country. See the full announcement below. New programme to help more than two million teenagers discover […]

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We’re hiring!

1 March 2019

Speakers for Schools is a small team with national reach and profile, working with our esteemed speaker network to help them reach hundreds of schools each year through our assembly-style school talks and our work experience programme, S4SNextGen. With an ambitious and entrepreneurial team, we have facilitated over 5,750 talks with a growing network of 1,200 […]

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“My work experience at the National Portrait Gallery”

12 February 2019

My work experience at the National Portrait Gallery An S4SNextGen student’s perspective   This Autumn, hundreds of state schools students across the UK took part in S4SNextGen work experience placements at top firms from finance to TV production, tech to think tanks and legal to automotive. Here is a student’s perspective from Alika, Year 11, Clapton Girls Academy on […]

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Making your work experience a success: Tips from our students & Employers

11 February 2019

Sara Wolfson (Financial Reporting Council), Sara Manzanares Rubio (National Portrait Gallery), Sereena Abbassi (M&C Saatchi) and Tabby Powell Tuck (M&C Saatchi) (L-R)   This year’s first S4SNextGen Employer Best-Practice symposium took us to the fabulous Salesforce Tower. The third of its kind, this symposium sought to share the candid experiences of students and employers on how to achieve […]

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Have you got the F Factor?

23 January 2019

    Do you have an idea for the way tech can confront the challenges of today? Do you dream of your idea becoming a reality? We’ve teamed up with Founders of the Future  for this year’s, The F Factor – a national start-up competition organised by Founders of the Future for young budding entrepreneurs, aged between 14 […]

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We’re hiring! Two roles available…

14 January 2019

Speakers for Schools is a small team with national reach and profile, working with our esteemed speaker network to help them reach hundreds of schools each year and place state school students in prestigious work experience placements at leading companies. With an ambitious and entrepreneurial team, we have facilitated over 5,500 talks with a growing network […]

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3 inspiring women on their careers in the creative sector

17 December 2018

Rhian-Mari Thomas shares her thoughts on how students can help build a sustainable future     Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas is an inspiration for those who wonder how they too can forge a successful career built from their passions. Founder and Global Head of Green Banking at Barclays, Rhian-Mari headed to Hurlingham Academy for a special […]

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S4S partners with Creative Industries Federation for national Creative Careers Programme

7 December 2018

Speakers for Schools is proud to be partnering with the Creative Industries Federation as part of the Creative Careers Programme, to help even more schools access hundreds of top creative industry figures and hundreds of work experience placements across the country. See the full announcement below.   We are delighted that government has, today, announced […]

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