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Careers Drive calls on businesses to pledge the gift of work experience

Form the Future is proud to support Cambridge 2030’s Careers Drive campaign – calling on the Cambridgeshire business community to unite in supporting young people by pledging in-person work experience placements when workplaces and offices are fully open again. By July 2021, the global pandemic will have deprived thousands of young people, currently in Year …

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Investing in skills: the start of our new programme with the GCP

Today marks the start of our new programme with the Greater Cambridge Partnership – building on the success of the last four years. Our CEO, Anne Bailey, explains what the next stage of the programme will look like. The pandemic has disrupted so many aspects of our lives, not least the way we work. Some …

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Virtual short course launched to help job seekers get ready for work

We’re excited to announce the launch of our free online short course, designed to help people get ready for work. At a time when many face job uncertainty, Form the Future’s Ready for Work course aims to support those looking to improve their work readiness skills and find the job that’s right for them. The …

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Upcoming volunteering opportunities: We need you!

We’re looking for volunteers to help with events in September and October. If you can help, please register as a volunteer at www.formthefuture.org.uk/register. We particularly need volunteers for the events listed below. You can view all upcoming events on our calendar. Employability skills Help students prepare for the wider world of work by giving them …

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Erasmus+ International Conference – 21st Century Skills for 21st Century Needs

We are proud to be working with global thought leaders in education in a two-year programme funded by Erasmus+ to understand how best to prepare young people for the needs of the future. The programme kicked off with a five-day conference that brought together over 50 education professionals and teachers from across the UK with …

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Local students peek into publishing industry to celebrate World Book Day!

Cambridge University Press celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 7 March, with 50 Year 9 and 10 students from 6 schools across Cambridgeshire for the sixth year running. Form the Future managed the event, which provides a platform for the Press to showcase the diverse range of careers within the publishing sector and to give …

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New apprenticeship service to provide routes into employment for Greater Cambridge residents

Form the Future will be working with Cambridge Regional College to manage a new apprenticeship service on behalf of the Greater Cambridge Partnership, who want to increase the number of apprenticeships to help businesses attract and develop highly skilled staff and create career opportunities for residents. The new service will act as a bridge between …

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CFCI award grant to ‘Form the Future’ of the local construction industry

We are delighted to be working with the Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry (CFCI) to improve young peoples’ relationship with and perception of the construction industry. Together, we are creating a project “Addressing the Cambridge Construction Industry Skills Gap”, to provide support, experiences and opportunities for young people aged 12 to 18 in the …

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St Mary’s Juniors rise to the enterprise challenge with Form the Future

We were delighted to run an Enterprise Day with more than 60 students from St Mary’s Junior School last week, who invented a diverse range of exciting business ideas that included robotic housekeepers, Tupperware that can cook your food on-the-go, smart water bottles to track your hydration levels and a pet hotel and restaurant! The …

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Give a gift of careers inspiration this Christmas

Form the Future has launched a Christmas fundraising appeal. We need to raise £20,000 so that we can inspire and guide even more young people towards the skilled jobs of the future. £5,000 could give 10 vulnerable young people access to a year-long mentoring programme to provide the additional support they need to succeed in …

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