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Work Experience

Celebrating Cambridge Unlocked 2023

Cambridge Unlocked, a week-long programme that began on 24 July 2023, provided 16-18 year olds with an opportunity to gain invaluable experience in businesses from the Cambridge Cluster. In collaboration with partners from the local business community including Cambridge Future Tech, Cambridge GaN Devices, Goodwin Law, Kalium Health, Neuro XR, Qkine, Robok, Xampla, Aqdot, Mills …

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Cambridge businesses invite local sixth-form students in, with Cambridge Unlocked

With an aim to counteract the inequality gap in Cambridge felt by young people who are without connections and contacts, Cambridge Unlocked invites businesses to participate in offering sixth-form students a paid internship for one week this July.   Businesses and organisations from the dynamic Cambridge cluster are encouraged to join this important movement. Offering the …

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Form the Future opens doors for young people to access in-work experience

Form the Future are delighted to announce the launch of a work experience opportunity board on our ‘WEX’ online platform this month. Partnering with local companies to showcase up to date short term placements available in our region, which can be accessed through school careers advisors. Supporting young people to access in-work experience can make …

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Career Insights – Josie Beal, Associate Solicitor at Birketts Solicitors

The next video in our Career Insights series with Cambridge Ahead is here! This week we hear from Josie Beal, Associate Solicitor at Birketts Solicitors, on her career journey – from ambitions of working in law at school, how work experience was instrumental in helping her figure out what she wanted to do, and the …

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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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Celebrating local schools and businesses coming together to ‘Form the Future’

Form the Future CIC invited their biggest supporters from schools and businesses across Cambridgeshire to join them in celebrating the end of a very successful academic year! The summer party was held at the Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology (CAST) and was kicked off with a summary of our impact this year. Through all …

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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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Careers & Enterprise Company invests in Cambridge

Form the Future has secured £75,000 worth of investment from the Careers & Enterprise Company to support young people in Cambridge and surrounding areas. The investment will help us expand our careers and enterprise programme to help young people make the transition from education to the world of work. With this we will provide 50 enterprise and employability …

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Our goal is that all young people move successfully from education into employment. As a social enterprise, we are reliant on grants and corporate funding in order to work with the schools across Cambridgeshire. Even the smallest donation helps us to provide careers inspiration for every child. Click below to find out more about what your donation could do for young people in your community.