Celebrating 10 Years of Careers Education with The Inspirational Learning Group!

The 2021/2022 academic year see’s a whole decade since Ben and Michael Dyer had a coffee shop conversation about helping to build employability skills in young people – preparing them for the world of work.

Through travelling the length and the breadth of the UK, the TILG team have spent the last 9 school years meeting and helping to build the skills of over 350,000 young people between the ages of 11 to 18, introducing them to faces in business such as Lord Sugar and Theo Paphitis.

This year, however, after our acquisition by Dev Clever, TILG promises to engage with a further 50,000 students over this academic year! The National Careers Challenge is more than just a name change – the partnership with TILG and Dev Clever provides even more opportunities for young people to access careers and bridge the global skills gap.

Over the years, our real-life business challenges have been set by well known companies in industry. Some of these include Ryman Stationers, Gandy’s, NatWest, Air Products UK, The Leather Satchel Company, Alton Towers, Kingswood, Thorpe Park, and more.

To mark the celebration of 10 years in enriching young people, The Inspirational Learning Group have decided to sponsor our own challenge for the Year 10 programme.

“We have set many challenges over the years for different areas of enterprise education, including the Ceramics Challenge in Stoke-on-Trent and the Primary School Challenge which helps to prep younger students for pitching and communicating in high school,” says Ben Dyer, co-founder of The Inspirational Learning Group:

‘To see ourselves, 10 years on, with a profile built well enough for us to be able to offer our own challenge to high schools across the UK through our own flagship challenge marks a massive achievement for us. We know our programmes are engaging, inspiring, and most importantly – interesting. The E-Sports Challenge is exactly the kind of activity I would have loved in high school!’

TILG’S E-Sport Challenge, set for Year 10 students, covers the idea of teams’ creating, designing, and launching a new computer game concept. With this year being the first full year of interrupted education that these students have had since year 7, the E-Sports challenge is a great introduction to tackle the ‘careers conversation’ – allowing students the ability to have exposure to modern business, the technical world, as well as enriching those key transferrable skills needed for higher education, and the world of work.

If you are interested in the Year 10 E-Sport Challenge, or the other programmes The National Careers Challenge has to offer for other year groups, then please get in touch with our team today.