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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

Latest tweets

This month we are celebrating the people & organisations we’ve worked with in 2022 to help give young people the best start in life.

First, a huge thank you🙌to every governor who has given their time & expertise to help schools negotiate the challenges of the last 12 months⬇️

Hear how our teacher ambassadors use our platform to meet that all-important #GatsbyBenchmark 4 and link curriculum learning to the wider world of work.

Join Teresa and Jake, sign your school up today 👉https://bit.ly/3UJ6cN9

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Aviation Skills Partnership
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HM Treasury
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British Gas
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ARUP
Sky
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Bank of America
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APM
Brompton Bicycles
Sainsbury’s
BBC
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Kent County Council
Santander
Aston Martin
Dept for Transport
DFE
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RAF
CMI
Allen Overy
Virgin Media
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