This all-day event will include a combination of keynote speeches, seminars, interviews and open debate to consider the future of work and the impact on young people. Delegates will explore how employers, educators, and organisations like Form the Future can prepare young people for the rapidly changing world of work.
This year’s Conference will be opened by Daniel Zeichner MP and delegates can hear from a range of high-profile speakers. The conference will cover a packed agenda exploring:
Places and Spaces
With Cambridge positioned as one of the world’s leading centres for the life sciences, technology and advanced manufacturing, we will explore how our working environment will change over the next 20 years. As hybrid and flexible working practices becoming normalised, what can we do to prepare young people for these changes?
The Nature of Work
With generative AI tools, data science and digital technology driving all industry sectors, what will be the jobs of the future, how will jobs change and careers develop? How can young people build their skills, knowledge and employability?
Diversity, Inclusion, Equality and Belonging
Generation Z are recognised as being the most socially conscious generation, holding organisations to account for their position on a whole variety of local and global issues. How can employers build cultures that maintain a sense of belonging for young individuals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds, including those experiencing socio-economic challenges, those with varying neurodivergent conditions, and those who identify with a range of genders and expressions?
Pathways to Successful careers
Traditional academic routes into employment have changed, and with all sectors embracing the new pathways into successful careers, Apprenticeships have been re-established as an attractive and financially-positive opportunity for young people. Our dedicated stage explores the lived experience of the Apprentice, the feedback from Mentors, and an exploration into the multiple sectors providing this pathway.
Form the Future’s Annual Conference is open to employers, training providers, headteachers, leaders of multi-academy trusts, governors, careers advisors, 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 but Form the Future is offering an early bird registration discount of 20% for registration before 20th October 2023.