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Form the Future names the headline sponsors for its annual conference





Form the Future has announced the headline sponsors who will be supporting its annual conference on Friday, December 1 at the Møller Institute in Cambridge.

The main stage is sponsored by Railpen, the pension services provider. This space will be where delegates consider the future of work and the impact on young people, as well as exploring how employers, educators, and organisations like Form the Future can prepare young people for the rapidly changing world of work.

A previous Form the Future conference Picture: Richard Marsham
A previous Form the Future conference Picture: Richard Marsham

Richard van Lente, senior property asset & development manager, Railpen, will take part in a panel discussion to open the conference.

He said: “The innovative workplaces and spaces of the near future will offer young people inspirational environments and career opportunities. We are delighted to be supporting Form the Future’s annual conference that brings together progressive leaders from education and business to discuss these opportunities.”

The second stage is sponsored by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Careers Hub. This stage will offer delegates the opportunity to learn about the skills needed for the local economy. Other sessions will focus on the skills challenges and opportunities for both young people and business in the area, as well as how to future proof and develop the skills that are needed for an agile career that is likely to span multiple sectors.

A previous Form the Future conference Picture: Richard Marsham
A previous Form the Future conference Picture: Richard Marsham

Commenting on their involvement, Laura Guymer, strategic careers hub lead, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Form the Future’s annual conference which provides a unique platform to bring together schools, colleges, employers, and technical education providers in the local area who are committed to improving careers across the region, making it easier for schools and colleges to improve how they prepare young people for their next steps.”

First Intuition, the accountancy training provider, is sponsoring the apprenticeships stage and the evening drinks reception. On this stage, delegates will explore apprenticeships as a positive pathway into work. During sessions, delegates will consider the impact of apprenticeships, as well as exploring current skills gaps and learning how apprenticeships can help to ensure that organisations fill critical positions with skilled labour. In addition, delegates will hear from apprentices and their employers as they share experiences, challenges, and accomplishments.

The fourth stage, which is dedicated to a range of seminars, is sponsored by the First Ascent Group. The seminars will provide an opportunity for discussion amongst delegates and will focus on a range of topics, including future jobs in net zero and sustainability, employee engagement through volunteering, diversity and inclusion, and the role of careers education in primary schools.

Simone Robinson, director, First Ascent Group, said: “Form the Future’s commitment to empowering young individuals aligns well with our approach when working with our clients - from local councils to global corporations. Crafting programmes to suit various developmental stages, customising services to meet unique needs, and always delivering with a friendly attitude.

“We are delighted to be supporting the annual conference, acknowledging fully that the leaders of tomorrow may benefit from Form the Future’s support, and we all play a role in nurturing responsible and capable future leaders.”

A previous Form the Future conference Picture: Richard Marsham
A previous Form the Future conference Picture: Richard Marsham

As well as the mainstage sponsors, Form the Future is delighted to have the support of Cambridge University Press & Assessment, Anglia Ruskin University, the Cambridge Independent, and Cambridge Network.

Form the Future welcomes employers, training providers, headteachers, leaders of multi-academy trusts, governors, careers advisers, public sector organisations, academic researchers and anyone involved in connecting young people to their future careers. Individual tickets cost £75 for corporates and £25 for those working in schools or non-profits.

If you want to support young people in our region and prepare them for the rapidly changing world of work, register using the link ftfannualconference2023.eventbrite.co.uk.



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