In response to Covid-19, Speakers for Schools launched our Virtual Talks (VTalks) and Virtual Work Experience (VWEX) programmes to help speakers continue to engage and support young people studying at home and those still attending school across the UK.
Since our first VTalk two months ago, Speakers for Schools has delivered over 50 VTalks to almost 55,000 young people. We continue to deliver insightful and engaging talks from some of today’s most inspiring figures across business, arts, politics, journalism, STEM and more, to help young people fuel their ambitions and open their minds to different ideas and career paths. Speakers coming soon include Britbox Group Launch Director Reemah Sakaan, Oscar Nominee Writer / Director Armando Iannucci, Tik Tok General Manager Richard Waterworth and John Frieda Creative Director Zoe Irwin.
Our VWEX now works with 56 leading employers to offer Virtual Work Experience to young people across the UK. These include PwC, Bank of England, Google, Spotify and Cisco. We were thrilled to hear that Gatsby now recognises Virtual Work Experience toward Gatsby 5 & 6.