We want to equip young people with the experience and skills they will need to succeed in their career of choice, and enable businesses to recruit skilled workers locally. We bridge the gap between these two worlds and help them work together and achieve more.

In a fast-growing region like Cambridge, where employers can’t hire fast enough, it’s essential young people know where the jobs will be and which skills will be in demand. We help schools to prepare their students for life after education, and support businesses with educational outreach to safeguard and build their talent pipeline.

Give young people the skills to succeed

Good careers education needs regular contact with local businesses, who can offer practical support, and advise on the skills and experience that the students will need to succeed.

We provide opportunities for volunteers to take part in careers awareness and employability skills events, enterprise challenges, STEM outreach and mentoring. We are always looking for new volunteers, particularly to take part in our events. Please get in touch if you would be interested in getting involved with any of our programmes, services and events – we would be delighted to have your support.

Build relationships and provide unique learning experiences

We also support businesses who wish to offer work experience placements and apprenticeships, or would like to develop a long-term relationship with a local school. We are able to create bespoke events or education outreach programmes for your organisation. Take a look at our Cambridge University Press case study for an example of a customised event.

To find out more about some of the organisations that we work with, visit our Supporters page. We are reliant on grants and corporate funding in order to carry out our work in schools and colleges across Cambridgeshire. Please get in touch if your business is interested in providing financial support.

Darren Bear, Partner at Grant Thornton, talks about his experience as a mentor with Form the Future.