Membership provides school and college staff with the professional careers support they need to deliver the very best careers education, information, advice and guidance guidance to their students.

What is Membership?

There are various different tiers of membership available that provides schools with support and services to enhance Futurewise and deliver an effective CEIAG programme. Member schools are part of a network that provides access to up-to-date knowledge and expertise, practical advice and resources, as well as consultancy, networking events, workshops and conferences.

Membership also offers schools access to their own dedicated professional careers adviser and the careers helpline team; our expert in-house team of professionally qualified (level 6) career consultants who are up to date with key information and best practices.

We have various different membership packages available to support your school or college.

School membership includes

  • In school membership days* to provide a bespoke combination of activities that enhance your CEIAG programme
  • Information events where you can hear from employers and higher education institutions
  • Best Practice Manual: a comprehensive, annually updated manual containing advice on how to plan, manage and resource an effective careers department
  • E-newsletters: fortnightly, term-time updates on employers and employment trends, higher education, alternative pathways and career initiatives
  • Sector Guides for your school. TARGETjobs publications include the following sectors: property, engineering, IT & technology, management consulting, City & finance, teaching and law
  • Members’ website with information and resources. (See sample member resource)
  • 15% discount on selected Prospects publications
  • 20% discount on MedSoc membership

*What is a Membership Day?

As part of school membership, schools can call on careers and higher education expertise in areas where specialist knowledge is often required. These services are delivered by your personal professional guidance consultant who is level 6 qualified (or equivalent) and listed on the CDI register. These services can be delivered as lessons, half or full days and cover a wider range of topics such as 16+ / 18+ options; work experience and employability; and many more.

Activities to support students:

  • Input to school’s CEIAG programme
  • Drop-in IAG clinics
  • Attendance at career and higher education fairs
  • Option choices at S2 and S4 or GCSE and sixth form
  • CV workshop
  • Preparing for work experience
  • 18 + decisions – higher education and alternative pathways
  • Successful higher education applications – including writing an effective personal statement
  • Interview preparation – work experience, employment and higher education
  • Mock interviews – including Oxbridge and medicine
  • Preparing for assessment centres
  • Planning a gap year
  • Making the most of Futurewise

Activities to support staff:

  • Advice on developing an effective CIAG programme
  • Careers information and resources
  • Futurewise – familiarisation, training and use of lesson plans
  • Personal statement and reference writing
  • CEIAG quality audit

Activities to support parents:

  • Attending parents’ meetings relating to option choices
  • Deliver presentations on career planning, option choices, Futurewise, higher education, UCAS, gap years
  • Attendance at career and higher education fairs

Contact us to find out more about how Inspiring Futures can support your school or college.

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

The depth and breadth of knowledge that the Inspiring Futures Team possesses is second to none.

Jumeirah College, Dubai

Thank you very much indeed for the full and varied information. It's the first time I have used the careers helpline team and I must say, I'm impressed. 

DLD College, London