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Happy 70th Birthday to the NHS!

5 July 2018

As part of plans to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday, media medics and other high-profile speakers have volunteered their time to visit secondary schools and colleges in the UK this summer and help recruit the workforce of the future. The NHS turns 70 today! As part of the celebrations, leading figures in the NHS have […]

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BITC Feature: 8 Steps Businesses Can Take To Reduce Their Plastic

11 June 2018

This piece is from Business in the Community written by Environment Director, Gudrun Cartwright. You can read the original article on their website here.   We’ve teamed up with Business in the Community and the Environment Agency to help the UK’s leading figures go into schools across the country to speak about the issue of plastic waste and what their […]

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Q&A with Clare Martin, Group HR Director at Jardine Motors Group

1 June 2018

An authorised franchisee for 20 manufacturers, operating at over 70 locations nationwide, Jardine Motors Group is one of the UK’s top automotive retailers, employing over 3,500 team members, across industry-leading brands, such as Jaguar Land Rover, Porsche, Audi and McLaren.  We asked Clare Martin, their Group HR Director about her views on S4SNextGen and why Jardine Motors Group […]

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Talk to your students about future skills – here’s how

14 May 2018

Innovation Foundation Nesta, a charity that supports innovation to tackle some of today’s biggest challenges, compiled a report in 2017 looking at the future of skills, primarily for young people and employment. In conjunction with our Skills 2030 campaign, Nesta has compiled this teacher guide below to help schools and teachers consider these challenges and […]

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Students get a taste of music & TV production, corporate comms and more!

23 April 2018

Jonas and Charlenessa at CCA Entertainment    This Easter over 35 students attended work placements as part of Speakers For School’s work experience programme, S4SNextGen. From music production to law, this term’s hosts included: CCA Entertainment Endemol Shine Enders Analysis  Gibson Dunn Ofcom Portland Tulchan Communications Virgin Money  Our programme is attracting more and more organisations from a diverse […]

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Useful resources from our #Skills2030 campaign

19 April 2018

Bruce Daisley at Chorlton High School (Courtesy of Chorlton High School)   Over March, 30 of the UK’s leading figures from tech, business, media and more gave school talks on what skills they thought young people would need in the future. On this page, you will find resources surrounding this important topic such as video interviews, top […]

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