For Schools & Colleges

Here are some useful free resources about education and employers working together to help young people.

Event checklist for Schools & Colleges

We have put together a checklist for you to make planning an Inspiring the Future event at your school as simple as possible. This is split into two sections In Advance and On the Day.

Checklist for Schools and Colleges

How working with volunteers boosts schools & colleges careers information and advice provision in line with Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework

A new guide has been published by Education and Employers, the charity behind the Inspiring the Future programme and its Inspiring Women and Primary Futures campaigns. The guide is designed to help schools and colleges better understand how working with volunteers from the world of work can boost their careers information and advice provision in line with Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework.


Easy steps guides to hosting Inspiring the Future events

These practical easy steps guides give advice and tips on hosting Inspiring the Future and Inspiring Women events in your school.

Easy Steps to Subject Talks with Inspiring the Future

Easy Steps to Career Insight Talks with Inspiring the Future

Easy Steps to Getting CV Help with Inspiring the Future

Easy steps to Mock Interviews for jobs or going to university with Inspiring the Future

Easy Steps to running a Primary Futures Whats My Line event

How to run your ‘Career Speed Networking’ event

This short guide gives teachers step by step advice and ideas on how to plan and run a career speed networking session.

Please download the guide: How to run your own career speed networking event FINAL

Download our example questions for pupils: Example questions in speed networking

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Inspiring the Future – School Presentation – this short practical guide gives teaching staff creative ideas for how to use Inspiring the Future.

‘About our volunteers’ brochure

Inspiring the Future has created a brochure telling teachers about our wide range of volunteers willing to visit schools and colleges to talk with students about the job they do and the route they took.

Download the Inspiring the Future ‘About our Volunteers’ brochure

Our joint guide with icould

We have partnered with icould to produce this guide helping teachers to understand how they could use volunteers and videos together to support careers insight activities and in the classroom. Click here to download the guide for free.

How to use volunteers in a Primary School

This short guide has been developed by primary school teachers to help other primary school teachers and staff think about new ways to use employee volunteers in the classroom and gives tips and suggestions on how to use volunteers to enrich the primary curriculum

Please download the guide here: Curriculum resources

Inspiring the Future easy steps events booklet

This short booklet gives teachers advice and ideas for how to use Inspiring the Future volunteers and organise activities for students in their school or college.

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Subject Teacher Guides

Inspiring the Future has created Subject Teacher Guides to help teachers find local volunteers easily. They have been written by subject teachers who have used Inspiring the Future and explain how the system works on a practical level.

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Inspiring the Future Subject Teacher Guide

Inspiring the Future Inspiring the Future Subject schemes of work

For Employers and Volunteers

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Latest Employer Presentation  – this short guide helps HR managers, CSR managers and line managers encourage employees to volunteer and prove the business case to the Board.

‘Top tips for volunteers’ registering with Inspiring the Future. Read this one-pager to ensure that you get the maximum number of invitations from schools and colleges.

Sharing your suggestions

We encourage volunteers and teachers to share their top tips and practical experiences of using Inspiring the Future.  Here is a selection.

Primary Futures volunteer guidance and advice

Top tips and guidance for Primary Futures volunteers visiting local primary schools.

Mock Interviews & CV Workshops

Inspiring the Future offers Mock Interviews and CV Workshops with pupils in schools and colleges as an option for all volunteers.

Meet two human resource professionals giving their tips and advice on these options.

Tips for delivering an Inspiring the Future workshop

Neil Morrison, Group HR Director at Random House:

Why should you volunteer via Inspiring the Future?

Alan MacKinnon, Director for Talent Acquisition, EMEA & APAC, at IHS

The National Careers Service

National Careers Service: