What we do.

We recruit and train top university students to deliver our one-to-one coaching programme to pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme consists of eight one-hour sessions and provides one-to-one contact throughout. As well as building a close relationship with their coach, every pupil uses Skype to interview professional experts from their two top career choices, bringing those careers to life.

The programme has been developed over a two-year period, with extensive input from pupils, teachers, school heads and careers experts. Pupils and coaches work through four distinct phases which enable them to explore their aspirations and career options in depth. This structure then ensures that pupils discover careers that ignites their individual drive and change the way they engage with their education.

Coaches provide assertive mentoring with a specific focus chosen by the school: promoting aspiration, attendance or attainment. Pupils complete the programme with a detailed academic plan showing the targets they have set for themselves to reach their first choice of career.

We work in schools serving pupils from low income backgrounds and we know that these pupils do not lack high aspiration. What they do lack is the guidance, information and experiences to allow them to realise their career aspirations. We believe that every child deserves the chance to explore their unique aspirations, discover a career that ignites their individual drive and have their aspirations guided by a committed individual. Click here to watch our youtube video.

Why we do it.

The aim of Future Frontiers is to equip disadvantaged young people with the information, skills and mindsets to be able to realise their career aspirations and maintain the motivation to achieve their full potential.

What the numbers say.

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Just one in three disadvantaged students achieved five good GCSE grades in 2014, compared with more than 60% of their wealthier peers.

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In England, almost one million young people are currently not in education, employment or training.

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When 8000 young people were asked ‘What motivates you to work hard at school?’ the overwhelming majority agreed: A desire to achieve career goals.

What people say about us.