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) careers advisers 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
  • 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
  • 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 you and your 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

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

I worked with Inspiring Futures in November for our year 11, 1:1 guidance discussions. The team came in over a period of 4 and a half weeks and I don’t think I’ve ever worked with such a group of friendly professionals. They arrived on time and spent all day delivering over 130 back to back interviews that I had co-ordinated. What I loved about the team was their ability to connect with everyone, their flexibility with chopping and changing a few appointments around due to unforeseen circumstances and their general approachable personalities.

Loughborough Grammar School

Our students found the finance career insight day very informative and interesting. Moreover, all of the speakers gave fantastic insights into the ‘world of finance’ through the engaging presentation.

The ‘speed networking’ was great as you could chat to people with experience in their field in a relaxed environment.

Following today, I will definitely look out for any more Inspiring Futures Events and will certainly recommend these events to people as they are a superb way to gain exposure into a specific area of work.

Christian Hutchinson – Rugby School

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