Famous former pupils of Blackpool schools are to help transform current students’ opportunities and give them a better start in life by going back to the classroom. The initiative to build alumni networks in schools and a college in the town, run by the education charity Future First and funded by the Government’s Careers and Enterprise Company, has been backed by the actors Jodie Prenger and Craig Parkinson who both grew up and studied in the town.

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2016-10-13T01:00:00

Think Physics, at Northumbria University, is running a series of evening talks for North East sixth form pupils to show why physics is important and the career paths it can lead to.

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2016-08-25T01:00:00

As students receive their GCSE results today, many pupils will go on to study for their A-levels before moving on to university. However, it is important students are supported to consider all the pathways available to successful careers. CBI director for people and skills policy, Neil Carberry says there is an important role for businesses working alongside schools and careers professionals to ensure pupils are better informed and supported to consider all the options available.

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2016-08-03T01:00:00

Workshops prove to current generation ‘people like them’ can succeed in fulfilling jobs.

Former state school students across the South West are being urged to volunteer in an ambitious programme to inspire current students to career confidence and academic success.

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2016-06-05T01:00:00

Schools, colleges and universities are being urged to take advantage of a free offer to supply them with £300 worth of careers books from a company which specialises in helping job-seekers.

How2become.com has helped thousands of people get into their dream profession over the last decade through its various career guides and training courses.

And the company now wants to help students at a time of the year when they are preparing for exams and beginning to think earnestly about the job they want to get when they finish their education.

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Richard Branson is renowned for offering his employees more flexibility, including the ability to dress down, work from home and take unpaid leave if they wish. However, Virgin Group recently hit the headlines for holding a corporate day where all employees were asked to behave in the way many traditional firms require.

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There are many ways for a person to make a living in the United States, with any level of education or skill. But statistics do show that a person with a four year college degree (a Bachelor’s degree) will earn, on average, nearly $22,000 a year more than a person with only a high school diploma (Farnen, n.d.).

Over a lifetime this can come out to more than a 1.1 million dollar difference! Of course, earning a college degree is challenging and expensive.

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Regions with lowest uptake are 13% behind highest, Buckinghamshire Thames Valley, ‘Cold spots’ report from The Careers & Enterprise Company identifies inconsistencies in careers and enterprise provision across England. Lack of uptake threatens to further worsen current STEM workers crisis.

The Careers & Enterprise Company unveils latest region to join its Enterprise Adviser network, helping inspire young people by connecting with businesses

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