Employers and Professional Bodies

What is Inspiring the Future?

Inspiring the Future is a free service that connects 10,000+ teachers from over 1,000 primary and three quarters of state secondary schools and colleges with over 34,000 volunteers who have pledged to give just one hour per year to speak to young people about their job, career and the educational route that they took. Volunteers and schools are connected securely online, with volunteers receiving invites from local schools and colleges to see if they can attend events during the academic year.

How does Inspiring the Future work for Employers?

Of the 34,000+ volunteers currently signed up to Inspiring the Future, they come from 5,000 different organisations across all sectors and professions, both large and SMEs.

Inspiring the Future’s engagement team work closely with a number of employers and professional bodies, helping them to embed it in their work, and signing up their employees, supply chains and members (in the case of professional bodies) enabling the variety needed to have the biggest impact on young people and their career aspirations.

What type of organisations do you work with?

We work with a broad range of organisations from:

  • Sainsbury’s
  • Tesco
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Santander
  • American Express
  • BBC
  • River Island
  • Boots,


  • Balfour Beatty
  • Brompton Bicycles Ltd
  • Centrica
  • Capgemini
  • Mitie Group
  • Deloitte
  • Pearson Education
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • HMRC and
  • Experian

to name just a few and across government departments like DFE, BiS, Cabinet Office etc. We also work closely with a number of professional bodies including CIPD, CIMA, CMI, etc… as well as SME’s across the UK.

What does a Career Insight Talk look like?

Short careers talks or insights normally take between 20 minutes and 1 hour including a Q&A sessions for students to ask the volunteer questions. Schools and FE colleges may also host careers fairs which normally involve 20 – 30 professionals from different sectors, with students moving round in a market place set up, and these normally last about an hour.