Future Frontiers exists to ensure young people from disadvantaged backgrounds fulfill their potential at school and when transitioning to education or training at age 16.
We do this through an intensive programme of face-to-face coaching delivered by business professionals, and giving students access to professional role models in their preferred industries.
Why We Exist
Too many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds do not fulfill their potential.
They are not less able and they are not less aspirational. But they lack access to the support and opportunities of their more privileged peers.
As a result, too many young people from low-income families fail to achieve basic qualifications at GCSE and fail to progress to a study or employment route beyond school with strong income and opportunity progression.
What We Do
We deliver a programme of face to face career coaching to help young people discover and explore inspiring careers. We combine this with opportunities for pupils to connect with professional role models in the industries that interest them.
Our programme has been proven to increase students' engagement with their education and their likelihood of progressing to a sustained destination in education, employment or training.
To date we have supported
In 2020-21 we worked with
What Future Frontiers Can Offer You
In 2020/21, we matched 1,297 young people with a career coach, in partnership with 49 schools and 83 businesses.
89% of young people demonstrated an increase in career readiness and 97% agreed, "my career coach helped me to discover a career that inspires and motivates me".
We outline the findings of external evaluations, which demonstrate the impact of our programme on pupils' ability to make post-16 transitions, and increasing pupils' engagement at school.
We share an insight into our new strategy for 2021-26, which will focus on achieving transformational impact for lower-attaining, disadvantaged young people at the post-16 transition and beyond.