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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

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