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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

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