Meet our partners

Working together for young people

Bank of America logo

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 or become a school governor through our Inspiring Governance programme.

Bank employees have provided career inspiration to thousands of young people across UK state schools, ensuring that young people hear first-hand about jobs that might be outside of their immediate environment.

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

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.

Our recent report looks at the impact of this programme.

“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

Tackling potential stereotypes in tech

Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of, allows organisations to access technology services, such as computing power, storage, and databases as needed. Our collaboration aims to help AWS support the next generation by educating young people about the types of roles available in tech, welcoming learners that have long been under-represented, and empowering them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).

“It’s so fun answering interesting questions from super curious students, and seeing the faces of young students brighten up when they realise how technology is impacting their day-to-day lives.”

Nisha, Technical Account Manager,  AWS

“I have been wanting to train and mentor students outside of, and inside of, my organisation for a while now and it was great to have the opportunity to do this alongside my day job. ”

Ricky, Enterprise Account Manager, AWS

Maritime UK logo

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 also 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.