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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 +

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Latest tweets

In need of a quick video to slot into your #NAW2023 activities?

Meet Maria: an Account Manager Apprentice who joined @AWS_UKI after realising a full-time university course was not for her.

Share her story with your class 👉

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Career video: account manager apprentice – icould

Real-life career videos, advice and information to inspire your career

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Our volunteers show young people real-life routes to fulfilling their ambitions.

This is why we love when students tell us things like “I learnt what I have to do now to achieve my goals”.

Help us give young people the knowledge to succeed.

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Capita
UK Theatre / SOLT
BT
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Federation of Small Businesses
Confederation of British Industry
APM
Allen Overy
Future Talent Learning
Deloitte
General Electric
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
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