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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 and on-demand 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 +

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Hear how our platform has enabled Teresa to expose her students to new and exciting jobs.

Teachers and careers leaders, tap into our diverse network of volunteers 👉 https://bit.ly/3UJ6cN9

Bank of America welcomed Year 12 economics and business students into their offices🏙️ for a Careers Insight and Networking event.

What a brilliant opportunity for students to meet our volunteers and get a feel for the different roles available in the bank! @BofA_Business

Truly honoured to have been invited as guest speaker and handout awards at the Lutterworth School GCSE Presentation Evening. Congratulations to all the award winners and wishing you every success for the future! @LuttHigh @stemeducation @InspiringTF @astonmartin

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