Liketobe - how a simple question, starts a journey of inspiring young people to make informed career choices
Hello, my name is Antony Jinman and as you can see from my website, I am the 12th Briton to have skied to the Geographic North Pole and solo to the Geographic South Pole. In 2009, I founded a social enterprise called Education Through Expeditions, which delivers school visits and polar science workshops. My team and I have now visited over 800 schools internationally, but wanted to do more. During my early adventures, I realised that I could connect to schools using a satellite phone and built a website allowing pupils to ask questions directly to me via that satellite phone. But still I wanted to do more, and realised that the expeditions could be used as a catalyst to link polar experts (scientists and educators) on the same website with schools. When I last journeyed to Antarctica in 2016, schools were asking me questions to my .. iphone! I suddenly released that I could link any professional person with teachers in a similar way. So, I have built and developed a website called www.LiketoBe.org
LiketoBe is a dedicated networking platform, specifically for educators to connect with business, industry, and professional people. In order to help scale our service and build a new team to market our service to both schools and businesses, I need to raise some investment and so I am releasing equity in the business and am inviting people to buy a share or two. Interested? Well please continue reading ..
I believe that the biggest barrier to young people’s aspirations, is the lack of knowledge and understanding of what career opportunities there are. Pupils, largely depend on parents or teachers for career inspiration, who may themselves lack business or industry experience.
83% of UK schools do not employee career guidance staff, resulting in 70% of young people leaving education with no idea of what they want to do.
Various employment sectors face skills shortages and retention issues, but employers simply do not have the time to send employees visiting schools.
LiketoBe is a digital solution, that enables teachers and parents to quickly and efficiently, build networks of professional people and employers, helping young people find their aspirations and answer the question, "When I leave school, I'd like to be .."
This is done by businesses and employees building profiles and sharing posts, content and resources about their daily job and what the company does. Teachers can search this network and join groups and profiles, accessing current career examples.
If you would like to join our network, and share my own passion for helping to raise children’s aspirations, please visit www.LiketoBe.org
If you would also like to invest in LiketoBe and become a shareholder for as little as £15, then please visit https://www.seedrs.com/like-to-be
Thank you for your interest in my site and my next big project!
Join our School Outreach Team - Deadline 26th May 2017
Do you enjoy working with children? Are you able to work flexible hours? Do you enjoy travelling?
Then look no further!
We are currently expanding our freelance team and looking for outreach officers to deliver exciting workshops (Polar Fun Days) in schools across the UK.
Education through Expeditions (ETE) is a social enterprise which runs a Polar education outreach programme called ‘Polar Fun Days,’ in both primary and secondary schools. Since 2009 we have now visited hundreds of schools both here in the UK and internationally. We are currently looking for freelance members to join our team and would be ideally suited to people looking to develop their personal skills and cv, with an aim to pursue a career in science or education.
The ideal candidates for this position should have a passion for the Polar Regions, have experience of work or travel in the Arctic or Antarctic, from either an adventure or science background and want to share their experience with young people. This position will be ideal for a recent graduate, who has been to the Polar Regions and is willing to share their stories by public speaking and running workshops.
Training will be held in Plymouth or via Skype, candidates can live across the UK. Successful candidates will be paid a day rate for school visits conducted and claim back expenses.
LiketoBe Ltd is a Edtech company that is disrupting the analogue world of Careers Advice. Using a unique platform and content, LiketoBe connects teachers with professionals to provide impartial, real world careers advice. We are currently engaged in an investment round and are looking for ambitious and talented graduate students to gain experience of working within an Edtech startup. Successful candidates will gain the opportunity to work alongside polar adventurer and social entrepreneur Antony Jinman who will act as a personal mentor to the candidates.
The idea candidates should come from a business degree back ground and have an entrepreneurial spirit and appetite to succeed. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic start up environment and for the right candidate gain employment and create their own position within LiketoBe Ltd. Candidates will be interviewed by Antony and successful applicants will be invited on to the placement.
What you’ll gain;
Personal mentorship from Antony Jinman to help develop and improve your personal attributes and cv.
Experience managing a Seedrs Investment raise and investment relations
Develop business documents including Pitch Decks, Business Plans and One Pagers
Work on grant applications
Opportunity to partake in business networking events and pitching events
Jess Stainsby describes her experiences so far for her and the group during their first few days in Lapland (Finland). Jess is one of the volunteers from the Tamar View and Barne Barton Youth Club who have gone on the expedition to support the team and children.
Join us on the eve of the ETE Lapland (Finland) schools expedition to say farewell to the children, staff and expedition team who leave for Lapland, Finland the following day. Come and wish them well and hear more about what they will be experiencing on the trip.
We will shortly be launching an investment round on Seedrs .. join our social media pages and keep up to date for the launch.
Since it began ETE has delivered over 800 Polar Activity Days in schools across the UK and internationally. Whilst delivering these activity days Antony realised that it was not possible, or cost-effective for explorers to visit every school in the UK. Instead, a website was created to deliver polar resources and to increase outreach.
Following feedback from students and teachers Antony learned that mentors could come from a wide range of backgrounds, helping to enrich the classroom experience in all subjects and felt compelled to continue this grassroots career guidance initiative in primary schools.
Currently in the UK there is no career guidance service for primary education. Teachers are struggling to make subjects real and engaging for primary schools and are dependant on asking favours of their parent network to come in and raise the aspirations and to give career guidance talks to their pupils.
Like to Be provides a digital solution by allowing professional people and organisations to create videos, photos and blogs about their chosen careers so that pupils can see what they could be doing in the future and have the ability to ask questions and debate topics online. In doing so this helps to make subjects real and engaging.
We aim to raise the aspirations of our next generation and to improve social mobility within the UK, by connecting students with professionals for impartial, real world online careers advice.
To learn more about Like to Be watch our animated video HERE.
Role: School Outreach Officer
Full time/ Part time: Part Time (Freelance)
Education Through Expeditions (ETE) is a non-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) which has been running Polar Fun Days for both primary and secondary schools for over 7 years, visiting 800 schools. We are currently expanding our freelance team and looking for post holders to be responsible for the delivery of the ETE Polar Fun Day at schools across the UK. The ideal candidate for this position should have a passion for the Polar Regions and come from either an adventure or science background and wish to share their Polar experience with young people. Is flexible in terms of working hours and efficient in communication with the outreach co-ordinator. This role might also include the further development of educational resources for schools.
Network Rail and ETE Live Learning have an exciting opportunity for schools in South Wales to help promote engineering as an exciting future career.
Employees of Network Rail are busy posting video, photos and blogs via www.ETELivelearning.org so that pupils can ask them questions about what it is like to pursue a career as an engineer. We aim to bring engineering to life and raise aspirations whilst "Making it Real"
Antony is currently in Abu Dhabi attending the BETT Middle East conference! He was invited to give an exciting talk on linking polar education in to schools all over the world and how that is being acheived through his online platform ETE Live Learning. As well as this he will also be hosting a workshop based on Leadership where he will be directly meeting educational dignitaries from around the world.
ETE Live Learning looks forward to its further partnership with BETT Middle East!
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Looking for a challenge? Join Antony, Paul and the ETE team as they take part in th Plymouth half marathon on the 19th of April. This event is to raise money and awarenss for various community based projects that are being organised by ETE to help those from disadvantaged areas and backgrounds.
If you would like to get involved please emails us at :
We are very proud to announce that our ETE outreach officer Alba Aguion has been selected as one of the best young science communicators in spain and has made it to the final four. Alba recently visited a Famelab event in Barcelona where she took part in a stand up comedy sketch which secured her a place in semifinals.
It has been a busy year as ETE have had the priviledge of visiting over 70 schools since last September! Many more schools have booked for later this year and next. If you'd like a Polar Fun Day visit make sure you book fast before dates become unavailible! First 10 schools that confirm a Polar Fun Day with us will recieve a 5% if you quote "Spring10"
To enquire for further details please contact us on:
Antony Jinman founder of ETE and fellow ETE director Paul Hart have set their sights towards achieving the climb of Mt Everest! To launch this new ambition in life Antony has had a busy yet fun day being interviewed seperately by BBC Radio Devon and BBC Spotlight. Mt Everest has always been a life goal for the pair and they look to achieve this feat by 2018. Not before however climbing Cho Oyu (8201m) in Tibet and Aconcagua (6962m) in South America first as training preparation and acclimitisation.
Antony and Rachel were delighted to have the pleasure of attending the numeracy workshop hosted by the Education Achievement Service (EAS) for South East Whales. They had the opportunity to communicate and inspire with a panel of teachers regarding the connection of numeracy and expedition planning and were able to display a new range of numeracy based activities that school children can engage in.