Meet our partners

Working together for young people

Bank of America

Improving social mobility through education

Bank of America is a multinational investment bank and financial services organisation with over 6,000 employees based in the UK. The bank first partnered with Education and Employers in 2011.

More than 1,800 bank employees have since volunteered with Inspiring the Future to provide career inspiration to thousands of young people across UK state schools. Many volunteers have also become school governors through our Inspiring Governance programme.

Funding from Bank of America has been instrumental to the charity’s success, allowing it to grow, innovate, and strengthen its position as a leader in employer engagement in education.  

“Not only will you be working on a range of your own soft skills but the impact you may potentially have on someone else’s experience could be huge.”

Charlotte, Profit and Loss Analyst, Bank of America

NHS England

Building a talent pipeline for careers in the NHS

NHS England is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department of Health and Social Care, providing national leadership and coordination for the education and training of the health and public health workforce in England.  

Launched in 2018, the NHS Ambassadors programme aims to build the talent pipeline of the NHS. Since its inception, thousands of NHS employees across the country have volunteered with our activities. We were delighted to see this partnership shortlisted in the ‘Charity Collaboration of the Year’ category at the Charity Times Awards 2021, the same year we launched our report looking at the impact of our NHS ambassadors.

“The best part was seeing the students engage and be interactive. The questions they asked showed that they had been listening and it was wonderful that they were interested in pharmacy.”

Amita, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Clinical Fellow, NHS England

QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust)

Creating awareness of opportunities in the sector

QEST is a charity that funds the training of talented and aspiring craftspeople and works to strengthen the future of UK craft and conservation by promoting diversity in the sector. 

Our Making the Future campaign enables those working in craft and making to pass on their career insights to the next generation and tackle the stereotypes and assumptions that many young people have around craft and the career opportunities available. 

WorldSkills UK

Raising the profile of technical education and apprenticeships

WorldSkills UK is a four nations partnership between education, industry and UK governments, working to help the UK become a ‘skills economy’ by inspiring young people to choose technical education and apprenticeships, particularly focusing on priority skills and future skills, including STEM.  

Our campaign with WorldSkills UK works to ensure all young people are aware of the range of career pathways they can take to reach their goals and to showcase the range of exciting and essential jobs young people can access through technical education and apprenticeships.

Vestey Holdings

Tackling skills gaps and inspiring young people to consider a future in food 

Vestey Holdings is a 125-year-old family business with 12 food companies in the UK and overseas that deal with the sourcing, developing, producing, distributing, importing and exporting of food products through a wide range of customers. They are a purpose-led business aiming to empower the next generation to make informed choices for their future. 

Our Inspiring a Future in Food campaign aims to open young people’s eyes to the diverse and exciting careers involved in providing food to nations worldwide. 

Maritime UK

Promoting new and established roles in maritime and diversifying the sector

Maritime UK is the collective voice for the UK’s maritime industries, bringing together the shipping, ports, services, engineering, and leisure marine industries.  

Our Inspiring the Future Maritime campaign enables those in the sector to speak to thousands of young people about the diverse range of current and new opportunities, both at sea and on land.  

“I wanted to take this opportunity to breakdown gender stereotypes children may have about what an engineer does and looks like.”

Shruthi, Senior Engineer, Wood

Supporting your employees to volunteer in schools is a great way to improve young people’s life chances and benefit your organisation at the same time.