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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 35% 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)

4,000,000 +

interactions between workplace volunteers and children and young people

Working with

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