Improving the life chances of children and young people by connecting volunteers from the world of work with schools.

What we do

“It opened my eyes about different areas of work, and other ways of getting there. It also enabled me to talk to real people who have reached career levels that I aspire to.”

Year 9 student, Merseyside.


Everyone on Board – increasing governing board diversity

Around a third of young people currently in our schools are from an ethnic minority. Yet, the people leading schools generally do not reflect this…

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#InspiringTheFuture – building a national volunteer network

I am #InspiringTheFuture is our campaign to build up a 100,000-strong national network of volunteers from the world of work, giving millions of children and…

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Redraw the Balance – challenging gender stereotypes

Redraw the Balance continues to generate interest and inspire new versions around the world. The original two-minute film, which captures how young children define career opportunities as…

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Interactive virtual sessions

See how NHS staff are inspiring young people as part of our latest campaign with Health Education England:

And find out more about our virtual sessions.

6th International Conference on Employer Engagement: Preparing Young People for the Future

Now in its sixth year, the International Conference on Employer Engagement has been attended widely with high quality papers from across the globe. By going virtual in 2021 the event has become accessible to delegates internationally at the click of a button, allowing for greater participation and engaging networking opportunities with a bigger, broader community of fellow researchers in the education sphere. This conference will be hosted by Education and Employers in partnership with the Edge Foundation.

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