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Schools Liaison

WiL schools

Click here to download our Careers Leaflet, which you can print off

Click here to download our Careers Presentation which you can use as a template for talks in schools

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Inspiring Women campaign?
Inspiring Women is a national campaign in the UK with over 15,000 amazing women ready to talk with girls in state schools about the job they do and route they took. The campaign’s ambition is to see these 15,000 women from a wide range of occupations going into state schools collectively talking to 250,000 young women. You can be an 18 year old Apprentice or a CEO, work for yourself or for a multi-national, be working full-time, part-time or having a career break – girls in state schools want to hear about your job, career and life experiences.

How can I get involved in working with my local school?
It takes less than 5 minutes to register as a volunteer with Inspiring Women. Click here to be redirected to their website. You can specify your areas of interest and the distance you’d like to travel, so local schools will be able to identify you easily and message you via the Inspiring Women system, inviting you to come into the school..

Why doesn’t Women in Logistics UK run its own schools liaison programme?
Women in Logistics UK is entirely run by volunteers, it’s also free to join, which means we don’t raise a lot of funding. Because of these two factors, it’s important for us to use our resources wisely; and we just don’t have the time or expertise to create a successful independent schools liaison programme. After some of our members tested Inspiring Women, we decided it makes sense for us to support this existing campaign, which is a one-stop-shop for schools to tap into a community of women from across the spectrum of business, not just logistics.

Who is behind the Inspiring Women campaign?
Inspiring Women is part of a wider campaign called Inspiring the Future. They are both run by the Education and Employers Taskforce, a charity which was launched in 2009 with the aim of ‘ensuring that every school and college has an effective partnership with employers to provide its young people with the inspiration, motivation, knowledge, skills and opportunities they need to help them achieve their potential and so to secure the UK’s future prosperity’.

What level of commitment am I expected to offer?
Women in Logistics UK and the Inspiring Women campaign invite you to pledge one hour a year to change young lives by volunteering to talk to girls in school. Women in Logistics UK can provide resources to support you (see the downloads above) and we would love you to ask questions and share your experience on our LinkedIn group.