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.

In October 2021, over two days we’ll discuss how digital skills are key to enabling success in your future career. With digital skills becoming ever more vital it’s an event not to be missed.

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Spotlight Talks

In partnership with BCS

We’re proud to partner with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, on the Spotlight Talks digital skills event. BCS is the professional body for computing with 60,000 members in 150 countries. As a charity with a Royal Charter, BCS is working to raise standards across IT education and the industry, addressing ethical challenges, creating a diverse and sustainable workforce, and equipping everyone to thrive in the digital world.

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of young people were inspired


of educators are better able to advise students after attending


different inspiring speakers from a wide range of backgrounds

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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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