Our Mission

Our live interactive broadcast technology enables every young person, no matter where they live, to understand the roles they can play in creating a fairer, more representative and sustainable world.

 

What Schools Say

“The speakers were excellent, open and informative and what made the live broadcast so successful was that the panel responded directly to questions. Our students were delighted
to have their questions answered.”

Marian Farrah, Business Liaison Manager, St Aidans C of E High School.

Our Supporters

The RSA (The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is funding our programme of live interactive broadcasts of exciting roles in the transport, food and energy sectors, sharing careers experience and offering potentially life-changing (and world-changing) advice.

 

We provide free live interactive broadcasts to young people of school age to give them the opportunity to learn about innovative, sustainable careers from those doing the work.

This project not only provides a valuable service for young people but it’s also an environmentally friendly way for schools, companies and organisations to get involved.

The tech we use student can access, no matter where they are located.

 

Who We Are

We have over 20 years experience of delivering career-related live broadcasts.

Why The Future of Work is Effective

We raise sustainable careers aspirations for young people wherever they are based.

Testimonials

Young people love live broadcasts as they can ask questions from people actually doing the job that makes a difference to their future.

How We Support Schools

We help secondary schools reach the Gatsby benchmark 5 with minimal time commitment from teachers and at no cost.

How We Support Schools:

We provide Live interactive broadcasts of those working in careers that take us towards the
UN sustainable development goals particularly environmental sustainability.

We steam live directly to individual sixth formers or into the classroom for other year groups.
We help schools meet Gatsby benchmark 5 as well as raising aspirations
and awareness of new employment opportunities presented by a changing world.

Benefits:

Inspire

young people to explore sustainable careers and raise their aspirations

Opportunity

Give children the opportunity to interact by encouraging questions and generating live debate

Showcase

The future direction of a sustainable world

Meet The Team:

Founder & CEO:

Jane Barrett

Jane has more than 15 years’ experience delivering live streams to universities in the UK and Europe. She is co-author of the book Taking Charge of Your Career and co-founder of career coaching consultancy, The Career Farm. She is passionate about helping young people to explore careers that really make a difference in the world.

COO:

Alison Edmonds

Alison delivered career live streams globally at Alliance Manchester Business School for over 15 years before founding Epic Steps, which supports both professional executives and school children to achieve sustainable career goals. During the last four years, Alison has worked with children aged 10-16 around careers, leadership and sustainability.

Advisor:

Rod Hyde

Rod is a non-executive director and advisor for various technology companies. He has a background in entrepreneurship having been CEO of digital and communications businesss Hasgrove Plc, which he steered through a period of rapid growth. Previously RSA trustee and chair of its Fellowship Council, Rod is now chair of KMP Digitata, a mobile web-based software company.

 

Volunteer:

Denise Donoghue

Denise Donoghue has more than 20 years’ experience as a career coach, with a special interest in the future of work. Denise helps us research sustainable careers.

Intern:

Lauren Greenan

Lauren Greenan is a third-year mathematics student at the University of Bristol. She looks after our social media.

Why the Future of Work

is effective:

Tried and tested: Research shows that pupils who hear directly from volunteers about the realities of their work go on to achieve better grades. Young people who have yet to achieve their potential are shown to be particularly motivated.

Hear from the experts: Our network of experts comprises employees of organisations that place sustainability firmly on the agenda and entrepreneurs really making a difference in sustainability. They share their career paths, future directions, answer questions and discuss how their work contributes to a sustainable future. .

Every child matters. Diversity matters. Ambition matters. The Future of Work is important for every child, not just those with existing ambitions or encouraging family members. Often pupils from underrepresented backgrounds aren’t able to access real-time career information. Our live interactive broadcast technology enables every child to understand the roles they can play in creating a fairer, more representative and sustainable world.

Testimonials:

What young people are saying

Get Involved

 If you are a school, a volunteer speaker or a corporate who is interested in getting involved please contact us

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