Supporting UK schools, colleges and universities to provide insight into the world of work
As a school, college or university you can invite a volunteer role model from the F4S Platform to come into your classroom, either in-person or virtually, free of charge.
Effortlessly support your school in meeting statutory career education standards e.g. Gatsby benchmarks of Good Career Guidance and Curriculum for Excellence by using our free platform to quickly create meaningful and inspirational encounters with business volunteers willing to share their career stories.
Choose from a wide variety of encounters either in person or virtually to keep your students engaged, improve the range of skills they are learning, and increase their exposure to different industries and the opportunities available to them.
Inspire your students to think about their future and help them understand some of the many routes and pathways open to them
Track your impact through our publicly available insights pages and see how you measure up against schools in your area or nationally.
“Every school must ensure that pupils are provided with independent careers guidance from year 8 to year 13."
DfE statutory guidance; October 2018; Careers guidance and access for education and training providers
Choose which encounter best suits your students needs at this moment and create an encounter through our secure online platform. Filter the business volunteers to meet the unique needs of your students.
Kick back and relax
We will get in contact with your chosen volunteer role models before your event to invite them to support your students.
We continue to invite volunteers on your behalf until we have secured speakers for you.
Contact your confirmed role model speaker through your dashboard prior to your event to update them on final details and ensure everyone involved will get the most from the encounter.
Host your event!
On the day, prepare to welcome your volunteer role model and host a highly engaging event for your students!
Don’t stop there! Create your next encounter straight away, and build on the great work that you have started.
Interested in finding out how F4S helps young people find work experience? Would you prefer to attend a career inspiration event organised by F4S? Are you a college or university looking to engage with schools?
“I want my daughter to make a living and a mark on the world doing what she loves and believe that exposing her to business leaders that forge their own path is crucial in sparking her curiosity around innovation and business. A combination that Founders4Schools have perfected.”
Richard Branson, Entrepreneur, Investor and Philanthropist
“Teachers - please support Founders4Schools - invite entrepreneurs into your school to inspire students to become entrepreneurs themselves.”
Ben Plain, Acceleration Executive, Wayra
“The Founders4Schools platform is really easy to use, easy for teachers to engage with, it solves that age-old problem of how do we bridge the gap between business and education.”
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