Secondary Schools and Colleges

Sign up to our free self-service national network to invite volunteers from different jobs, sectors and career routes to visit your school or college, in-person or virtually.

Relatable role models and fresh perspectives

Meeting real-life role models ‘like me,’ as well as volunteers with different life experiences to their own, is a simple yet effective way to help your students:

  • see the relevance of classroom learning to their futures;
  • boost their motivation and attainment;
  • broaden their horizons; and
  • get first-hand, practical advice about the world of work

Developed with teachers, our evidence-based service is open to all state schools and colleges. Just sign-up or login to:

Plan live employer encounters

Connect with volunteers who live or work locally for in-person sessions, or arrange virtual encounters with our national network of workplace volunteers.

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From apprentices to CEOs, barristers to broadband technicians, get direct access to our diverse range of volunteers to support your existing activities or create new sessions to suit your needs. Popular activities include career talks, speed networking, CV workshops and mock interviews.

Use our pre-recorded sessions and video resources

  • Pre-recorded sessions
    Featuring workplace volunteers, accompanying activities and inbuilt interactivity and reflection, our pre-recorded video resources fit easily into timetabled lessons and are suitable for KS3 and above. Recent titles include Enterprising Minds, NHS Everyday Heroes and Careers in Sustainability (all 30 mins approx).
  • icould video resources
    Encourage your pupils to explore real-life career videos on our student-facing site, Videos are two to four minutes long and provide personal insights on education choices, career paths and jobs. Use to support live employer encounters or as a standalone resource.

Access practical guides and resources

Get the most from Inspiring the Future with our support materials. These include lesson plans and student worksheets, how-to guides and videos, on-demand teacher webinars, and ideas for activities and meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks.

100% of respondents in our school survey would recommend our service to other schools or colleges.

Benefit from tailored support

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