News and Events

We’re hiring: Programme Manager (S4SNextGen)

15 April 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 6,000 talks with a growing network of 1,200 speakers […]

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”The biggest mistake you could make is not aiming high enough”

15 April 2019

  Tessa Matchett encourages students to pursue their dreams Tessa Matchett is head of press at ITV. Her message was simple: find what you love and pursue what you enjoy.  “You’re going to work for a long time. It’s important to find something you love and enjoy.” Much of Tessa’s talk was centred around life […]

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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-wide […]

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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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