A POSITIVE PARTNERSHIP
Future Frontiers and Ashurst LLP
Ashurst is a leading multinational law firm – its largest office is in London. The firm is committed to delivering a positive impact in the communities in which it is based.
Ashurst became Future Frontiers’ founding corporate partner in 2015 and has since run four Future Frontiers programmes. To date, Ashurst has supported over 80 young people from low-income backgrounds to fulfil their potential at school and beyond.
What does the partnership involve?
Each year, Future Frontiers has paired Ashurst to a local school. Future Frontiers then work alongside the Corporate Responsibility Manager to recruit 15 volunteers to take part in the programme.
Following a three-hour training session, each volunteer is matched to one or two Year 12 students from that school.
Ashurst volunteers coach their pupils through the Future Frontiers programme. They help pupils to:
Identify careers that inspire them.
Connect with professionals in their chosen careers.
Build a plan that can help turn their aspirations into reality.
"We’ve had several staff volunteer year on year - a testament both to our staff’s commitment to social good, and the high-quality employee experience Future Frontiers provide."
Ella Blakesley, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Ashurst
Ashurst's impact in 2019
In March 2019, 15 Ashurst volunteers worked with pupils at Oasis Academy Hadley in Enfield. The school and the firm have established a consistent partnership through Future Frontiers.
Future Frontiers measured pupils’ progress in our three primary outcomes:
I know a number of careers that match my strengths, interests and motivations.
I know where to find accurate information about career options and pathways.
I believe in my ability to get the grades I need to reach my top career.
of pupils said their coach led them to discover an inspiring career.
of pupils agreed that the knowledge gained has improved their attitude towards learning.
I went in as a person that was completely closed minded - I didn’t know what I was doing with my life and I came out with a clear mindset. It was a phenomenal experience.
Taosif, Future Frontiers participant
As a regular volunteer on the Future Frontiers programme, I can say it’s one of the most rewarding initiatives we run here at Ashurst. I walk away feeling like I’ve made a massive difference.
Russ, Future Frontiers coach