Inspiring the Future is a free service through which people from all sectors and professions can volunteer to go into state schools and colleges to talk about their jobs, careers, and the education routes they took, including languages.
Volunteers can register to talk in schools specifically about ‘using languages at work’, and specify their knowledge of the most common languages – and in turn, schools and colleges can search for people to talk to students about how languages have helped them in their working life. Everyone from CEOs to apprentices can volunteer for Inspiring the Future. Recent graduates, school leavers and people in the early stages of their career can be inspirational to teenagers – being close in age they are easy to relate to; while senior and recently retired staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. Volunteering for Inspiring the Future is free, easy, effective and fun.
Volunteers and education providers are connected securely online, and volunteering can take place near home or work as employees specify the geographic locations that suit them. Criminal Records Bureau checks are not needed for ‘career insight’ talks.