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About the Campaign

By working with some of the world’s leading employers and speakers, Green Skills Week will inform and inspire young people to consider their future in the green economy, giving them practical advice and opening doors to unconsidered futures.

Green Skills Week will introduce young people to speakers and employers within industries where Green Skills are utilised and sign post them towards training and recruitment paths into those sectors.

A green revolution will require green skills, especially among younger people. Green Skills week is about fast streaming those skills and, with them, the green revolution.

Andy Haldane, Chief Economist, Bank of England.

How Will we engage young people?

Broadcast talks from influential speakers and changemakers streamed online and available to all to inspire the changemakers of tomorrow.

Exclusive showcase event at a high-profile London venue with prominent speakers and young people from London schools to promote the many opportunities represented by the green economy (Covid dependent).

Private audiences at individual schools with one of our expert green skills speakers who will share their own inspiring stories.

Engaging classroom resources to be provided to educators across the UK to support learning activities during Green Skills Week.

Insight Days and Work Experience placements to demystify the green economy and highlight careers in green skills.

Volunteering opportunities in green-skills-related roles to enable young people to develop their understanding of the green economy.

About Speakers for Schools

Green Skills Week is hosted and run by Speakers for Schools as part of our commitment to connect young people from all backgrounds across the UK to level up into new industries and future proof the next generation in a post-COVID economy.

Speakers for Schools was founded in 2010 by ITV’s Political Editor Robert Peston, and supported by the Law Family Charitable Foundation, with a mission to level the playing field for young people. It aims to end educational inequality by giving access to the same networks as the top fee-paying schools in the UK through inspirational talks and broadcasts, work placements, meaningful discounts and life-preparing opportunities.