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Leading actress supports scheme to raise aspirations among UK school pupils

Julie Walters is support Future First's campaign to raise aspirations in state schools

A leading actress has backed a campaign to inspire young people to achieve more by building alumni networks in every state school in the UK. 

BAFTA award-winning actress Julie Walters is supporting a campaign by national education charity Future First to help raise aspirations among young people by building connections with former students. 

This week celebrates Back to School Week, an event that has seen schools across Birmingham welcome back former pupils to work closely with existing students.

STEM in the ‘real world’

‘We all have a part to play in tackling the STEM skills shortage’ 

The most recent research for the Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology reported that 42 per cent of employers still have difficulties recruiting staff from science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) backgrounds. Indeed, the STEM skills shortfall is a very real issue, and a cause for concern not only for schools, but also parents, businesses, government and policy-makers.  

New schools careers initiative to plug digital skills gap

A new school careers scheme is addressing teachers’ lack of understanding about the digital industries and the shortage of up-to-date information on how school leavers can get digital jobs.

Digital Advantage was set up in response to feedback from creative and digital employers who think the national curriculum and classroom careers advice is failing to equip school leavers with the skills and experience needed to fill thousands of digital jobs.

Students offered hundreds of pounds worth of career guides for free

How 2 Become Team with giveaway career books

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.

Software company launch new solution for schools in response to increasing demands on Careers Leaders

Grofar have launched a new software solution for schools

Grofar have launched a new software solution for schools, an integrated set of tools that enables Careers Leaders to improve the service offered to students, save time and meet statutory guidance more easily as well as helping them to achieve the recommendations set out in the Gatsby report.

The start-up company has created the platform in response to the Government’s drive to increase students’ aspirations and ensure that students leave school "prepared for life in modern Britain". In April 2014, the Gatsby charitable foundation produced the "Good Careers Guidance" report by Sir John Holman, who identified eight benchmarks for what good career guidance should look like.


New Digital Talent Pipeline Announced For London

Supporting students, schools, colleges and businesses to realise their potential

In support of the Mayor of London’s £5m investment programme in advancing young Londoners’ digital skills, the London Enterprise Panel (LEP) has today announced MOBILIZE:LDN. MOBILIZE:LDN is a series of five Digital Career Roadshow events in the tech hotspots of London, bringing together 15,000 young people with 1,000 tech employers. The first event is at Camden Roundhouse, London, 23 February.


From Local Schools To State Of The Art Engineering Tools

In 2016 alone a predicted 96,300 new engineers, scientists and technologists are needed to replace the retirements in industry.  Leicester based engineering plastics specialists Nylacast have a unique formula proven to aid the industry skills gap.

The engineering firm which employs over 480 people worldwide and exports engineering solutions to blue chip clients across key industries recently opened its doors once again to local students and their parents as part of a unique open evening.