About Speakers for Schools
Speakers for Schools was founded in 2010 by ITV’s Political Editor Robert Peston with a mission to help level the playing field for young people of all backgrounds. The charity’s aim is to end educational inequality by giving all young people access to the same prestigious networks available to the top fee-paying schools in the UK. It provides talks from influential figures as well as work experiences linking state school students to industry-leading companies and networked support partners. The charity has since expanded its services to include the Youth Card, a personalised app that brings the world of curated discounts and life-preparing opportunities to the fingertips of young people across the UK.
About this event
We know that companies want to make a difference in the communities they serve. But it can be challenging to know how best to do that, especially during a pandemic.
At the Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP, we recognise that young people in our communities are facing an uncertain future. Now more than ever we want to support them in achieving their ambitions and finding the right career path.
We are proud to be teaming up with Speakers for Schools to make this happen.
The purpose of the event is to introduce businesses to Speakers for Schools, who link companies with young people to deliver quality experiences that craft career ambitions, with an unrelenting focus on equal access to opportunities. The event would be of interest to businesses who are concerned with their early talent pipeline, corporate social responsibility and diversity and inclusion.
Speakers for Schools’ virtual work experiences are hosted by them end-to-end, and by managing everything around it (safeguarding, experience design etc). They can create almost burdenless work experience programme curated to the individual business. Businesses that attend will be shown the offer and will walk away with a contact to begin the on-boarding process.
Webinar joining link will be sent privately to those registered.