Spotlight Talks inspired young people of all backgrounds to consider technical and vocational routes, highlighting the opportunities and career pathways available.

During these tough times we must ensure that young people continue to have access to high-quality careers advice. That’s why we’re using this new digital climate to reach young people from across the UK, tackling vocational snobbery by providing inspirational careers advice for the benefit of young people, employers, and the UK economy.

 

 

Spotlight Talks

Previous Spotlight Talks events

166,000

registrants

74%

of young people were inspired

85%

of educators are better able to advise students after attending

30+

different inspiring speakers from a wide range of backgrounds

Watch the Spotlight Talks

Spotlight Talks are a fantastic opportunity for young people of all ages, and especially during these difficult times. It was well received by all of our students, including one who produced his own computer programme after watching one of the talks.

Lisa Millward, Careers Lead at Erdington Academy

In an education environment, if we’ve got external speakers saying the same things as the teachers, it might help everything to click. When the students are listening to someone who is in industry, like an architect, who can talk about where they started off from, how they got to where they are, and the highs and the lows of their career so far it resonates more.

Ellie Davies, The Bournemouth and Poole College

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