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Form the Future’s Annual Conference 2020 – read the review

We recently hosted our Annual Conference  – and for the first time the event was hosted virtually, marking a move to digital that the organisation has been building on throughout the year. In a year that has seen young people disproportionately affected by Covid-19, the economic legacy of Covid-19 is likely to result in more …

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Fourth Annual Careers Fair Sparks Potential In Greater Cambridge Students

 Form the Future’s annual flagship careers fair, Opportunities Ahead, welcomed over 550 students for another successful year connecting young people with their future careers.   On 16th October 2019, students from across Cambridge met with representatives of over 30 leading businesses to explore future career pathways and opportunities. The event was delivered by Form the Future as part …

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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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Businesses to learn how apprenticeships can solve skills shortages

On Friday 8th February, we will be holding an information-sharing event for Cambridgeshire organisations eager to learn more about apprenticeships, and how they can benefit their business. This comes at a time when many businesses are still struggling to put processes and strategies in place to deal with the apprenticeship levy. Half of employers will …

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Surveyors of the future build design skills at Bidwells Hackathon

Eleven building consultants from the Bidwells Head Office in Cambridge ran a Surveying Hackathon with more than 50 students from Trumpington Community College last week with the teams behind ideas for a Coco-Cola Theme Park and a Trumpington Colosseum the two winners. We are pleased to share this guest blog post, written by Ben Lee, PR …

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‘Eye opening’ experience for students at Opportunities Ahead 2018

Cllr Aidan Van der Weyer, deputy leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council and member of the Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board opened Opportunities Ahead 2018, Form the Future’s annual careers fair for students from local schools at the Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, Cambridge. The event, in its third year, gives students the chance to learn …

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Cambridgeshire professionals inspire students at King Edwards VI

King Edward VI school invited Form the Future CIC, a Cambridge-based social enterprise, to host a ‘What’s My Line?’ event for their Year 8 students. This classic panel-show game was adapted so that smaller groups of students had the opportunity to quiz the volunteers and guess what their job is in a carousel format. Over …

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Cambridgeshire schools and businesses unite to discuss skills issues at our Annual Conference

We held our Annual Conference at Linton Village College on Wednesday 7th March for 100 delegates from schools and businesses across Cambridgeshire. The event focussed on what the 21st century skills are that businesses need, and how to ensure that students are suitably equipped with them. The event also gave an opportunity for schools and …

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Phenomenal local support results in funding for new student entrepreneurship programme

Following a public vote in November, Form the Future CIC is one of 12 organisations in the Midlands and East region that has been awarded a grant from the NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund. The £12,111 grant will enable us to develop a new enterprise programme that will benefit over 400 students from local schools. …

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