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Form the Future opens doors for young people to access in-work experience

Form the Future are delighted to announce the launch of a work experience opportunity board on our ‘WEX’ online platform this month. Partnering with local companies to showcase up to date short term placements available in our region, which can be accessed through school careers advisors.

Supporting young people to access in-work experience can make a positive impact and allows students to better understand sectors they have an interest in and the experience can shape their future study choices. Most employers consider volunteering work, shadowing, and internships as work experience.

Kathryn Fladgate, Senior Programme Manager, commented “We are excited to be working with local businesses and partners to provide in-work experience opportunities to students in the region across various sectors. The opportunities create not only a pipeline for future talent for all but thanks to GCP Skills and the Region of Learning, also offers additional support for disadvantaged  young people.”

Form the Future’s work experience framework not only encompasses students, but also companies, throughout Cambridge, Peterborough, and neighbouring counties. They provide advice and personalised options to companies wanting to set up meaningful work experience programmes. 

By offering work experience placements, employers’ benefit in several ways:

  • Staff Development
  •  Recruitment opportunities
  • A more engaged workforce
  • Engagement in your local community
  • Contribution to economic development in your local area
  • An opportunity to develop a talent pipeline to build a local workforce
  • Gives an opportunity to those who may feel excluded 

To take advantage of this opportunity or to request access to the WEX board please contact Therese Pluck, Programme Manager,

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Thank you for choosing to become a volunteer with Form the Future! In order to join our volunteer community and get yourself involved in some of our events, please follow these steps:


  1. Click the button below and complete the Registration Form
  2. Upon receiving your completed form we will create a Volunteer Profile for you then send you log in details and information on how to sign up for volunteering opportunities
  3. You can then sign up for volunteering opportunities at your leisure!


Our goal is that all young people move successfully from education into employment. As a social enterprise, we are reliant on grants and corporate funding in order to work with the schools across Cambridgeshire. Even the smallest donation helps us to provide careers inspiration for every child. Click below to find out more about what your donation could do for young people in your community.