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Primary Schools

Broaden horizons, raise aspirations and show children the relevance of learning.

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Secondary Schools and Colleges

Boost student attainment, motivation and future prospects by connecting with volunteers from the world of work.

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Volunteers

Make a difference to children and young people’s futures by sharing your career story and experience.

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Employers

See how you can support your employees to volunteer with schools.

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What we do

Upcoming training for teachers

Find out more about using Inspiring the Future and Primary Futures with our free live webinars.

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Partner profile: NHS

Our partnership with the NHS champions inclusion and diversity, and helps young people explore jobs and pathways.

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Regional projects

Inspiring the Future is open to all schools but we also provide targeted support through special projects.

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Why it works

See what Inspiring the Future is all about in this short video.

Meeting the volunteers has given me courage to know that I can make lots of things. I have also found out about lots more jobs.

Tam, aged 9

Over 80% of secondary schools and 20% of primary schools are signed up to Inspiring The Future.

Key research findings

Encounters with people from the world of work:

  1. Broaden young peoples’ horizons and raise their aspirations
  2. Excite children about subjects, increasing motivation, confidence and attitude to learning
  3. Challenge gender and social stereotypes
  4. Improve academic attainment at GCSE
  5. Increase young people’s earning potential
  6. Reduce the likelihood of young people becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training)

2,500,000 +

interactions between workplace volunteers and children and young people

Working with

Capgemini
The Royal Warrant Holders Association
Deloitte
Sky
QEST
Trades Union Congress
Pepsico
Aviation Skills Partnership
Deutsche Bank
Future Talent Learning
Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
Sainsbury’s
Compass Group
British Chambers of Commerce
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Google
Balfour Beatty
ITV
NAS
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EMCOR
PiXL
CIMA
WPP
APM
Business Growth Fund
CMI
Bank of America
Maritime UK
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
Virgin Media
Meta
CIOL
JP Morgan
BIS
Allen Overy
Brompton Bicycles
MITIE
Ministry of Justice
DFE
Santander
Federation of Small Businesses
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Cognizant
Centrica
BT
Serco
General Electric
UCL Institute of Education
OECD
Kent County Council
East Sussex County Council
Department for Culture, Media & Sport
RAF
Associations of Colleges
Sheffield Hallam University
ARUP
Dechert
Aston Martin
HM Treasury
Institute of Directors
AKO
PWC
HMRC
GCHQ
CIOB
TES
Experian
The Careers and Enterprise Company
City and Guilds
British Gas
STEM Learning
NAHT
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
HP
Home Office
DWP
Recruitment and Employment Confederation
Amazon Web Services
Capita
Tesco
UK Theatre / SOLT
Barclays
WorldSkills UK
Standard Chartered
Cilex
Dept for Transport
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ASCL
Cabinet Office
GLA
Boots
Edge Foundation
American Express
Ordnance Survey
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BBC
NHS
ACCA
TFL
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Salesforce
Slaughter and May
The Dulverton Trust
HM Civil Service