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Meg Hillier MP calls for better career advice for young people

Meg Hillier, MP Member of Parliament for Hackney South and Shoreditch, spoke out in support of better career advice for 14-19 year olds in a House of Commons debate in February 2015. She referred to the work of My Big Career in providing results day advice to students from trained emploment professionals, and she also…

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Deborah Streatfield with St Pauls fundraisers

Norwegian school raises funds for MyBigCareer

In the summer of 2015 a group of teachers from St Paul’s School in Bergen, Norway, visited London to gain an insight into British education. Deborah Streatfield was asked to run a workshop for the teachers on careers education in the UK and during the session she spoke about the work of MyBigCareer. Johann Falkenberg…

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MyBigCareer on BBC Radio London

Vanessa Feltz interviews MyBigCareer Volunteer Sue Muswell flew the MyBigCareer flag live on air on Friday morning, just 20 minutes after we received a call from BBC Radio London asking us to appear on their breakfast show. The topic of discussion was the behaviour of teenagers in employment, after an advertisement for Saturday staff posted…

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Social mobility committee: young people ‘overlooked and left behind’ by lack of careers guidance

A report published on Friday by the House of Lords social mobility committee states that the majority of the UK’s young people are being let down by an over-emphasis on academic qualifications and a lack of provision for those who wish to follow vocational routes. Most young people in the UK do not go to…

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Hospital charges £500 for work experience

Deborah Streatfield of MyBigCareer has criticised the selling of hospital work experience placements for £500. She says it is “completely unfair” that pupils interested in studying medicine were being asked to pay for work experience to help their university applications. Read the full article on the BBC website.

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Daily Mail features My Big Career

Deborah’s call to ‘level the playing field’ has been picked up by the Daily Mail in this article. You can read the full article here on PressReader.

Telegraph newspaper features My Big Career

My Big Career featured in The Telegraph

My Big Career was featured in The Telegraph, October 21, 2013

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My Big Career featured in ‘la Repubblica’

My Big Career, featured in la Repubblica, November 24, 2014. Scuola, una via londinese contro il classismo CHI APPARTIENE A FASCE SOCIALI MENO ABBIENTI CONTINUA AD AVERE MINORI POSSIBILITÀ DI PROSEGUIRE GLI STUDI. IN INGHILTERRA DA MOLTI ANNI LA FONDAZIONE MYBIGCAREER SOSTIENE NEL PERCORSO FORMATIVO GLI STUDENTI PROVENIENTI DALLE AREE PIÙ DEGRADATE DELLA CITY Milano…

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Deborah Streatfield of My Big Career interviewed on Radio 4 Today programme

MyBigCareer on BBC R4 Today programme

Deborah Streatfield from MyBigCareer was interviewed on the BBC Radio 4 news programme ‘Today’ on 21st January 2015, discussing what can be done to improve the quality of career advice given in schools. She is joined by lawyer and businesswoman Margaret Mountford. Listen to the interview. Alternatively, click the button to watch the interview while…

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