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A world of career possibilities

Helping all young people move successfully from education into employment, providing the talent our region’s companies need

for students

Making decisions about your future can be daunting – and that’s why we’re here to help. Discover our careers resources and how we can help you with your next steps.

for schools

We work to support schools to deliver impactful careers education, giving students the opportunity to learn from and with employers.

for businesses

By working with Form the Future, you’ll gain access to thousands of students in Cambridge and beyond who bring fresh ideas to your business.

WHAT WE DO

We connect young people to a world of career possibilities, inspire them to dream big and empower them to fulfil their potential. 

Many young people leave school without adequate careers education, unsure of what they want to do and how to enter the world of work. With volunteers from business, we help equip students with skills of the future and develop employability skills, careers awareness, motivation and ambition.  

FUTURE stories

@form_future

We’re excited to launch our free online short course! For those aged 16+, Ready for Work will help you gain the confidence you need to make your next steps: ow.ly/8PXy50Dbhze

FEATURED

For our 2019-2020 Impact Report – we wanted to do things differently. This year we’ve launched our first digital report. Explore the journey we’ve been on this year, the impact we’ve made despite the challenges, and hear from some of the people we’ve had an impact on this year.

INSIGHT

We’re always looking for industry professionals to share their knowledge and experiences at our events. By volunteering with us you’ll help us inform and inspire young people to dream big about their career aspirations.

Fantastic to see @Camb_LaunchPad shortlisted in the #SciTechAwards! We’re so proud to manage the programme, and work with wonderful #STEM partners to break down barriers in the industry and show that a career in STEM is for everyone!

Apprentice Ambassador Abbie Hartley shares her apprenticeship experience

Today’s year 9s pulling together a list of deciding factors to help with their GCSE options as part of @swchs_careers @form_future decision-making workshop

Christopher Gee, Assistant Principal, Impington Village College

“Form the Future have been fundamental in terms of us meeting our obligations to the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.”

for businesses

BUILDING A TALENT PIPELINE FOR YOUR ORGANISATION

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Adults having conversation over dinner table outside restaurant

for businesses

BUILDING A TALENT PIPELINE FOR YOUR ORGANISATION

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 support businesses with educational outreach to future-proof and build their talent pipeline.

Smiling pupils in computer lesson

FOR SCHOOLS

PREPARING YOUNG PEOPLE FOR LIFE AFTER SCHOOL

Smiling pupils in computer lesson

For Schools

PREPARING YOUNG PEOPLE FOR LIFE AFTER SCHOOL

Since the end of a funded careers service, schools have to source their own independent careers education and guidance for their students. We support schools to meet Department for Education requirements, following the Gatsby benchmarks.

We offer a range of events, programmes and services that open up a world of career possibilities for young people, and provide them with the necessary skills to succeed. These are tailored to suit different ages and stages of development and can be customised to meet the needs of each school.

APPRENTICESHIPS

Apprenticeships are a great way to move from education into work, allowing young people to gain hands-on experience whilst earning a salary. They also allow employers to recruit and train new talent with the necessary skills to succeed in their business and industry, which is particularly beneficial in sectors experiencing skills shortages.

It’s not just young people that can benefit from taking on an Apprenticeship – anyone, of any age can do one, and more and more industries are offering Apprenticeships of all levels.

Through Greater Cambridge Apprenticeships, in partnership with the GCP and CRC, we aim to generate 420 new apprenticeships, both by supporting more businesses to create new apprenticeships and by supporting students who want to secure one. 

We’re also an integral part of the Target Apprenticeships programme, both coordinating and delivering this programme with funding from the European Social Fund (ESF).

 

FIND OUT HOW
WE CAN HELP
YOU

Schedule your free consultation with our expert team.

CASE STUDIES

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

CUP wanted to get involved with a community activity where their board members could use their expertise to make a difference to young people.

alex iveson

“I decided to apply for an apprenticeship as I felt like I was ready to go into the working world.”

partners

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