Employers

Employers, organisations and professional bodies

We already work with over 7000 employers and professional bodies across the country, from SMEs to FTSE100 companies, to provide volunteering opportunities to their workforce.

We ask staff to give from an hour a year to inspire young people by going in to schools to talk to children about their jobs. This can also involve mock interviews, speed career networking, CV workshops or careers fairs, or longer-term roles such as becoming a school governor, work experience, mentoring or hosting work place visits..

With over 50,000 volunteers at all levels – from apprentices to CEOs  – working in a huge range of roles – from app designer to zoologist, all connected through our innovating match-making technology, Inspiring the Future can offer your organisation a quick and easy way to make a difference to the lives of young people in your local community as well as develop additional key skills for staff.

By partnering with Inspiring the Future, your organisation can:

  • demonstrate its commitment to your local community
  • motivate and develop key skills for staff
  • invest and diversify your future workforce
  • raise awareness of the range of jobs within your sector.

“Why I get involved? For many years I have worked in a company whose main focus is getting people into meaningful work, but have always felt that many young people come into that ‘world of work’ space at a disadvantage as they may have not had the right steer or support to help them discover what ‘meaningful work’ means to them. When I discovered Inspiring the Future I realised that I could take some of that varied experience and give something back to young people to help them be better positioned to find that career or opportunity that is right for them. I have volunteered at a number of different events including speed interviewing, hosting attendance workshops, career fairs and now as a Governor at a junior school, and every time I interact with the young people involved I realise that every minute given is worth a thousand in the office! The impact you can have on a young person’s life by being part of an intervention at the right time is amazing. If everyone could give just 60 minutes of their time to a young person who has some questions about ‘what is next’ then we would see a significant difference in their future workforce that will drive our country.”

– Georgina Huntley, Manpower Group

 

To discuss partnering with us, please contact enquiries@inspiringthefuture.org