Inspiring Futures runs a selection of events for both students and careers staff based in schools and colleges.

Events for school and college staff responsible for careers

Our events for school and college staff are specifically designed to develop the knowledge and skills of careers staff so they can better guide their students' decision making.This continuous professional development helps careers staff to keep up-to-date with labour market trends, opportunities for students and general developments in careers.

Inspiring Futures offers various CPD opportunities including:

  • Annual Training Course
  • Regional networking events
  • Conferences.

Up-and-coming events

International Careers Forum 2017

International study & work – why? what? & how?

Date: 23 and 24 March 2017 

Venue: Montreux, Switzerland

Today’s increasingly global employment landscape and rapidly changing working practices present high achieving young people with a wide range of opportunities about where they study and work. This conference will help careers advisers, heads of sixth form and higher education co-ordinators keep up to date with what is available and what skills employers require in the global economy is a challenge for those involved in advising young people. 

Find out more and book your place

Inspiring Futures Annual Conference 2017

Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) – implications for young people and their futures

Date: 12 May 2017

Venue: London

This conference brings together a wonderful selection of inspirational and thought-provoking speakers from schools, higher education and the world of work.  They will look how best the school pupils of today can become successful, smart and well-adjusted adults in a technological world that offers challenge and opportunity in equal measure.

Find out more and book your place.

Annual Training Course

Course 1: 21 - 22 June 2017

Course 2: 23 - 24 August 2017

Venue: Wallingford with an overnight stay in a local hotel.

Designed as a comprehensive overview of careers and higher education work in schools, and ideal for school staff taking on responsibility for their school’s careers and higher education programme, these two day courses cover the following topics:

  • What lies ahead for school leavers?
  • Managing a careers department and  developing an effective careers education programme
  • The information, advice and guidance pyramid
  • Information sources to support careers and higher education research, planning and decisions
  • Use of psychometrics in career guidance
  • Guidance discussions and action planning
  • Work related learning
  • Social media and careers
  • Higher education - an overview, personal statements and references
  • Alternative pathways at 18 +

For more information please contact Jonathan Hardwick, Inspiring Futures Professional Development Manager:

Events for students

Futurewise career insight events provide an opportunity for students in Year 11 - 13 (S4 - 6) to explore a specific career sector and network with professionals who work in the industry. This helps to build their knowledge of the type of work involved and provides up to date information about the routes into the industry and supports them to make confident and informed 18 choices. 

Visit the Futurewise website for the latest calendar of events.

I really enjoyed how professional my guidance discussion was, as it made me feel more like an adult. It has opened my mind about my future in a positive way.

Student, International School Hilversum

Inspiring Futures delivered an excellent half-day enterprise workshop. which fully engaged and entertained the students. A memorable and worthwhile educative experience. Inspiring Futures really listened to what we needed and took my somewhat half formed ideas and created something special for the students.

Head of Careers, ACS Cobham

As a result of the Futurewise programme, my daughter feels immeasurably happier and is really enthused, not only about how to spend her gap year, but also about what to do afterwards. I feel the support my daughter has been given was not only professional but totally individual.

Angela Young, Parent