Future First partners with Greenergy to help students break into the energy industry

We are delighted to announce that Future First is partnering with Greenergy, the UK’s leading supplier of road fuel, to give state school students the opportunity to learn how to succeed in the energy and fuel industry.

Year 10 and Year 12 students, studying maths and sciences will have the unique opportunity to tour Greenergy plants in Immingham, Plymouth and Teeside. They will also take part in bespoke Future First sessions to gain an insight into employees’ career pathways and the study routes they should follow to pursue specific jobs.

Greenergy is one of several leading employers working with Future First to give young people in state schools and colleges the chance to connect with people in a variety of jobs. This connection is instrumental in broadening students’ horizons and boosting their confidence, motivation and knowledge about career pathways. We want everyone to succeed in a career of their choice, regardless of their background and are proud to be working with Greenergy to help students make informed and ambitious decisions about their futures.

Future First research shows almost 50 per cent of young people receiving Free School Meals don’t know anyone in a job they would like to do and that three quarters of them don’t believe that they can be successful.

Christine Gilbert, our Executive Chair and former Ofsted Chief Inspector, said, “Future First’s new partnership with Greenergy will provide inspiring opportunities for more young people to develop their employability skills and gain a greater understanding of the world of work. Students will see what a modern workplace looks like in action and will be able talk to professionals working in Greenergy. They will be able to connect personally with people whose stories and experiences bring the industry alive. Hearing from employees in interesting jobs helps students make better informed decisions about what they need for their working life as well as develop the skills employers are looking for today.”