23rd May 2017

Dr Melanie Windridge – Plasma Scientist

23rd May 2017

On 4th May, I spent the day with L’Oréal Paris and Education & Employers at the The Royal Society meeting some inspiring women in science. It was the launch of a national campaign that will see many more female scientists visiting children in primary schools across the country.  In the morning I took part in a ‘What’s My Line […]

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19th May 2017

Maybell Saliu – Inspiring the Future volunteer

19th May 2017

Sadly, I was not an individual who was able to uttered the words – ‘I aspire to be just like….’. I was not exposed to, nor did I ever have anyone to aspire to. Until I received my GCSE results – I met face to face with failure. The reality that I had played around […]

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19th May 2017

Charlie Oginni – Inspiring the Future volunteer

19th May 2017

Hello! My name is Charlie Oginni and I am a Production Runner at Sky News and Sky Entertainment and a Freelance Presenter. However, I wasn’t always a Production Runner at Sky and a Presenter because I was also a young child who didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life, plus it would […]

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19th May 2017

Dr. Cristina Aguilera Xiol – Inspiring the Future volunteer

19th May 2017

I studied Biochemistry at the University; in my class there were far more young women than men – no need to count, it was evident. During my PhD in Biomedicine, around half of the students were female. During my PostDoc, the number of women started to decrease but, more importantly, most of the Group leaders […]

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19th May 2017

Lieta Marziali – Inspiring the Future volunteer

19th May 2017

I became a volunteer because I was eager to share my journey with the younger generation. Despite today’s job market shifting towards more varied and portfolio careers, there is still enormous pressure on children to “get it right” first time. This can start as early as picking extra-curricular activities in primary school, and certainly it […]

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19th May 2017

Jan Rausch – Inspiring the Future volunteer

19th May 2017

I think it’s an absolute privilege to have a job that allows you to do something you thoroughly enjoy. So I feel extremely lucky to have been able to establish myself as a freelance interpreter. I love languages and can use them in a job where no day is ever the same. I get to […]

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19th May 2017

Inspiring the Future volunteer – Matthew Carlisle

19th May 2017

From a Young age, I always took an interest in building things. I spent a lot of time with my grandfather who found all kinds of different projects for us to work on including model airplanes and houses.  As I grew up, I continued to take the same approach, making and modifying things to suit […]

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19th May 2017

Double gold: #RedrawtheBalance wins two national awards

19th May 2017

Our #RedrawtheBalance video, kindly made for our charity by MullenLowe London, last night won two gold prestigious marketing awards. The video, which has now had over 30 million views worldwide, reveals the realities of gender stereotyping by children from as young as five years old and how volunteers from the world of work going into […]

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12th May 2017

A double bill: Apprenticeships and Primary Futures

12th May 2017

We recently supported a double bill of events in Harlow, Essex at Longwood Primary Academy and Sir Charles Kao UTC with over 50 employer volunteers present and the  Rt. Hon Robert Halfon. The day covered a wide range of areas and activities from celebrating apprenticeships to quizzing volunteers to try and guess the jobs they do.    The first half […]

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9th May 2017

How volunteers from the world of work are making a difference in primary schools

9th May 2017

The National Association of Head Teachers has just published a five page article about the impact volunteers from the world of work are making on children. The NAHT represents over 28,500 school leaders in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Featured in their Leadership Focus magazine, the article explores the Primary Futures initiative and how it […]

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