Tuesday 20 July 2021, 11am-12noon (BST)
The future of our industry depends on attracting the right talent, and while we are heading in the right direction, we are a long way off where we need to be. There is a huge inequality in state schooling in our country – children in inner city and rural schools are routinely exposed to fewer opportunities than schools in affluent areas.
Speakers for Schools was created to help level the playing field for UK state schools and their students, to give them the same access to inspiring talks and engagement as those attending the country’s most respected public schools.
The organisation already helps leading figures across sectors and fields give their time directly in a state school each year, and has now launched its Experience programme – helping esteemed firms and organisations host work experience for the students who lack these opportunities the most.
Speakers for Schools aims to spark young people’s ambitions and belief in what is possible for the future. So far, it has reached over 1,000,000 students nationwide through school talks and work experience programmes. We have in our hands a huge opportunity to change the lives of millions of young people and secure the future of cybersecurity.
Learn about the history of Speakers for Schools, the offerings available for young people across the UK, and how virtual work experience can be beneficial to your business in terms of CSR impact, company visibility and creating a long-term employee pipeline, all whilst leaving a legacy in the communities you serve.
Philip Virgo (info), Convenor, Norwood Community Safety Partnership, and Director, Winsafe
Ian Cooper (info), Head of Engagement – East Midlands and East Anglia, Speakers for Schools