News and Events

“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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3 inspiring women, 3 inspiring talks

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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Advertising Producers Association CEO talks ‘aptitude and attitude’ over qualifications

27 November 2018

  Steve Davies, CEO of the Advertising Producers Association, shared his thoughts on what it means to have a career in the advertising industry. Speaking to over 100 students at the City of London Academy, Steve’s talk emphasised the range of roles in the advertising and media industry spanning from planners, creatives, IT, finance, legal – stressing that there’s […]

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25 more leaders to give talks for the Great British Plastics Challenge

19 October 2018

More Leading Figures Commit To Speaking In Schools As Part Of The Great British Plastics Challenge   As a part of Green Great Britain Week, which is promoting clean growth and building the UK’s clean future together, the education charity Speakers for Schools is working with leaders and expert figures to engage young people on […]

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