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3 July 2006

250 Career Academy students around the UK started their six-week paid internship with supporting employers.  80 companies are involved this year, including many hosting young people for the first time.

20 June 2006

Congratulations to colleagues recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours ListRuth Silver, Principal of Lewisham College and a driving force in bringing the Career Academy model to the UK, has been made a Dame.  Simon Hall, who represents Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer on our national Advisory Board, has been awarded an MBE.

19 June 2006

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown announced the development of the first Career Academy in Northern Ireland, established with Citigroup's support at the Belfast Institute of Higher and Further Education.  Read the full press release from the Northern Ireland Office.

15 June 2006

Teachers and managers from 40 schools and colleges gathered at Credit Suisse's Canary Wharf offices for our annual National Institute for Staff Development.  Following an interactive keynote from Professor Phil Race, the 80 delegates participated in workshops on topics ranging from extensions of the Career Academy model to developing leaders amongst their staff.  Senior employers from organizations including Bank of America and Credit Suisse also led a formal debate on the value of internships for students and companies (pictured left).

7 June 2006

Cadbury World in Bournville hosted the third and final Year of Planning conference for those preparing to launch a Career Academy this September.

 

23 May 2006

Fifty first year Career Academy students from four London schools and colleges attended a terrific 'introduction to financial law' day, hosted by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer at their City offices.  Click here for the full media release.

3 May 2006

In a packed auditorium at Congress Centre, central London, 135 students graduated from the Academy of Finance.  Click here for the full graduation media release.  Graduate Emmanuael is pictured here with UKCAF Chairman Sir Winfried Bischoff (left) and Stephen Timms MP.

28 February 2006

Spring Year of Planning ConferenceSchool and college representatives preparing to launch a Career Academy this year met at Towers Perrin's offices in central London.


27 February 2006

Sir Winfried Bischoff (pictured here with John May) cut the ribbon to officially open our new office space, courtesy of Citigroup.

1 February 2006

130 second year Career Academy students attended our Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility seminar in support of their business studies curriculum, featuring speakers from Citigroup; BUPA; Cadbury Schweppes and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Students were invited to enter our annual CSR essay competition, supported by BUPA.

November 2005

Introduction to Business student conference.  200 Academy of Finance students and their teachers attended a day-long conference in Canary Wharf, supporting their business curriculum studies.  

18 July 2005

A delegation of teachers from UK Career Academy schools and colleges headed off to the National Academy Foundation's annual institute for staff development in San Diego.  John May and Ruth Griffiths led a workshop for American teachers on forming links with British schools.  


7
July 2005

130 young people involved in Academy of Finance internships were caught up in the aftermath of the bombing on London's public transport system. Read John May's letter to friends of UKCAF by clicking here.

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