Shawbrook Bank and Future First work together to inspire young people in state schools near reach of Shawbrook’s offices. This included supporting Future First to pilot working in Scotland for the first time. Shawbrook also encourage their employees to sign up to their old school or college alumni network.
In 2016, Future First received funding from the government's Careers and Enterprise Company to expand our work in the South West. The programme supports schools and colleges across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset to build a thriving network of former students. Over 12,000 students from the region will meet former students throughout the funded period. Through 80 Future First- facilitated alumni careers workshops, and over 200 school-led workshops, current students will hear about former students' career and education pathways and the steps they took to get there.
UBS have funded Future First's In-House programme in the Bridge Academy, Hackney. The programme is designed to provide the school with hands-on support from Future First staff to embed an alumni programme across the school. The Bridge Academy has their own dedicated Future Fist Alumni Officer, who spends part of their time 'in house' at the school, helping staff to build and manage their network of former students and tracking the destination of students as they leave each year.
KPMG is one of Future First’s flagship supporters. By supporting, Future First's core schools programme, KPMG is helping to connect thousands of alumni with young people in their old schools and colleges. Through KPMG’s support, Future First reached 82,850 students in 2015/16.
The Wellcome Trust and Future First partner to deliver insight days for young people at state schools in Camden. Staff from across the Trust participate, including staff from communications, research, grants and investments. The volunteers coached and supported students in creative activities designed to build students' confidence and to help them identify their skills and strengths.
Taylor Wessing and Future First partner to deliver career insight days for young people from our network of schools. The days aim to build students' confidence and increase their knowledge of a career inside a big City firm. Representatives from across the firm volunteer: from lawyers to facilities and HR to marketing.
News and Updates
Future First is a charity helping state schools and colleges to build thriving engaged alumni communities. As the 2016/17 academic year gets underway, we’re excited to launch our new website. Whether you are a former student, someone from a school or college, an employer, supporter or member of the public, we hope you find it easy to use and enjoy reading about the exciting work underway up and down the country.
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