Bethany Hutson

Students enter the Dragons’ Den with IoD volunteers 

A team of IoD volunteers recreated TV show Dragons’ Den when they attended a recent Enterprise Day! Around 180 Year 8 students at Linton Village College teamed up and became entrepreneurs – creating, developing and pitching their innovative business ideas to IoD members. The aim was to give each student experience of the skills and …

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Cambridge LaunchPad wins STEM Initiative of the Year at SciTech Awards

At last night’s Cambridge Independent SciTech Awards, we were thrilled to see Cambridge LaunchPad win in the STEM Initiative of the Year category, sponsored by CityFibre The win marks a proud moment for the programme, which we’ve managed since 2016, as our offer and impact continue to evolve. The last few years haven’t been without …

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Strawberry DNA opens the eyes of our children to a future in STEM

 Illumina and Cambridge LaunchPad announce new partnership to bring STEM careers to school children and young people A new partnership between STEM outreach programme Cambridge LaunchPad and Illumina, a global leader in genomics technology, will deliver hands-on activities to broaden school children’s and young people’s experience of science and inspire them to pursue a STEM …

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Career Insights - Elisa Barber, Electronics Engineering Consultant, TTP

Career Insights – Elisa Barber, Electronics Engineering Consultant, TTP

If you want to spend your time inventing things, a career in engineering might be for you! In the next instalment of our Careers Insights series with Cambridge Ahead, we hear from Elisa Barber, Electronics Engineering Consultant and TTP. Elisa dreamt of being an inventor when she was younger – and by combining her interests …

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Form the Future’s Annual Conference 2021 – Read the Report

On 2nd December we hosted our 6th Annual Conference, using online event platform Hopin. As we emerged from Covid restrictions, it’s been fantastic to be back in school, hosting careers guidance sessions, in-school events, and welcoming our volunteers back for more face-to-face engagement. This year has not been without its challenges, however. As we navigate …

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Pupils in assembly listening to presentation

Working in schools – anecdotes from a Careers Development Professional

A must-read for anyone hiring entry level staff or responsible for work experience placements within their organisation. Susan Earnshaw is a Careers Development Professional at Form the Future and has been a qualified careers adviser for many years. I wanted to share some thoughts on how young people seem to be coping in schools and …

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