Andrew Bridgen MP call for employee volunteers in Leicestershire
Andrew Bridgen, MP for North West Leicestershire, is supporting 'Inspiring the Future' a new free service which will see people from all sectors and professions volunteering to go into state secondary schools and colleges to talk about their jobs, careers, and the education routes they took.
Schools and colleges in your area have registered for Inspiring the Future to find volunteers to give short ‘career insight’ talks to their students.
Everyone from CEOs to apprentices can volunteer for Inspiring the Future. Recent graduates, school leavers and people in the early stages of their career can be inspirational to teenagers - being close in age they are easy to relate to; while senior and recently retired staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.
Inspiring the Future is administered by small charity the Education and Employers Taskforce. Volunteering for Inspiring the Future is free, easy, effective and fun. Volunteers and education providers are connected securely online, and volunteering can take place near home or work as employees specify the geographic locations that suit them.
Registration is now open and free for both volunteers and state schools/colleges: http://www.inspiringthefuture.org/
Andrew Bridgen, MP for North West Leicestershire, explains why he’s encouraging local employers to participate in Inspiring the Future: “Employees at all levels and across all sectors, can really help young people decide their future career paths and get a realistic perspective on the world of work. This is especially important when faced with the current high levels of youth unemployment.”
Inspiring the Future is the ‘sister programme’ of Speakers for Schools launched with BBC business editor Robert Peston in October 2011. Speakers for Schools gets people at the top of their field to free give talks to state schools. Speakers so far have included Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, Lastminute.com founder Martha Lane Fox and all three political party leaders: David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg.