250 Career Academy
students around the UK started their
six-week paid internship with supporting
companies are involved this year, including many
hosting young people for the first time.
Congratulations to colleagues recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Ruth Silver, Principal of Lewisham College
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
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
press release from the
Northern Ireland Office.
and managers from 40 schools and colleges gathered at Credit Suisse's
Canary Wharf offices for our annual National
Institute for Staff Development.
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
Cadbury World in
Bournville hosted the
third and final Year of Planning
conference for those preparing to
launch a Career Academy this September.
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
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 Conference.
School 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.
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.
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.
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
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