There are many benefits to taking part in high-quality employer encounters, not just for the young person and their school/ college but also for volunteers and organisations. We’ve provided a brief snapshot below, along with short videos on the impact employer engagement in schools and colleges can have.

As a volunteer

  • Develop a range of professional skills to support your personal development
  • Give back to your local area
  • Improve the life chances for young people in your area.

For young people

  • Less likely to be not in employment, education or training
  • Support academic attainment
  • Motivated and engaged

For your organisation​

  • Create a highly-skilled Talent pipeline by inspiring the workforce of the future
  • Raise your business’ profile locally
  • Upskill, motivate and invest in your existing workforce
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For your school/college​

  • Access a whole host of volunteers from a variety of careers and with a range of skills, expertise and talent
  • Builds links to local employers and businesses
  • Meet your Gatsby benchmarks
  • Engage those students at risk of becoming not in education, employment or training (NEET)

Inspiring the Future – impact of volunteering

Watch this short clip to hear from a young person about the impact that volunteers with Inspiring the Future have had on his future.

Inspiring Governance – benefits to you/ your organisation

You can watch this short video created by Education and Employers to see how becoming a school/ college governor can benefit you/ your organisation.

For further details, see the Education and Employers website.