Future Talent Podcast #26: Brett Wigdortz, Teach First

Written by
Changeboard Team

19 Apr 2018

19 Apr 2018 • by Changeboard Team

Brett Wigdortz is the founder and ex-CEO of Teach First, one of Britain’s biggest graduate recruiters.

Over his fifteen years leading the charity (Brett left as CEO in 2017 but remains honorary president), he helped place more than 10,000 graduates in underachieving schools, revolutionising the teacher training model and building a cohort of alumni that now includes MPs, headteachers and business leaders.

In this podcast, Brett discusses his Teach First journey (01:34); how leaders need to interact with young people away from the metropolitan bubble to truly diversify their talent (12:18); and how business can improve employability training for young people (16:10).


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