predict '21

Future Careers

Broadcasts & Vtalks

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Who better to tell young people about the way technology is re-shaping the world of work than experts in the field?


Running throughout June and July 2021, we will be hosting a series of Broadcasts and school VTALKs with eminent leaders from the hi-tech industries as well as organisations that are leading the charge for early technology adoption. These talks to young people will showcase the breadth of roles and career choices that the technology-enabled workplace of the future can offer.


For your reference, Broadcasts are talks that can be accessed by any young person. They typically last 1 hour and will be available online via our website. They will also be available as recordings in our Broadcast Library once they have aired.


VTALKs are virtual talks that are only available to a nominated school. They are not recorded or available to the general public. Schools wishing to host a VTALK can submit a booking request and they will be matched to a speaker who will address their school a pre-arranged time and date. VTALKs use a video calling platform and typically last between 40-60 minutes. They can take many formats, but the most popular formats are either an interview format or Q and A session.



93% of state school teachers said that hosting an external speaker helped to broaden students’ aspirations about potential jobs*

80% of state school teachers surveyed said that talks encourage pupils to believe in their skills and abilities*

* Research from Speakers for Schools and Education and Employers


Broadcasts take place during the school day and outside of the school day (timings of Broadcasts changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure we are best able to support young people). Young people will not be required to download apps or software to access events. There will be no login to access broadcasts.

It is not required for students, parents, or schools/colleges to sign-up to attend Broadcasts. Information and access information about upcoming talks will be added to this page ahead of the events and sent to the Speakers for Schools’ network via email. We will also be sharing news of upcoming speakers and talks on our social media.


If you are a student and interested in tuning in to a Predict ’21 broadcast, click here for a schedule of all upcoming broadcasts

If you are a teacher or educator and would like to find out more about our Predict ’21 broadcast series or enquire about a VTALK for your school please contact:




Predict '21 speakers

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