What is the FutureReach story?
FutureReach is a social enterprise that empowers young people to connect to successful futures.
We are not a charity – we don’t receive any grants, endowments or tax relief. Instead we focus on generating social value alongside serving our clients and meeting real business needs. We run a sustainable organisation that seeks to generate both a social and a financial return on investment.
Our team has worked in the highest levels of government, in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit serving the Blair, Brown and Coalition Administrations, at World 50 and at Time Inc. The actors we work with tread the boards in the West End, have featured in Bond films and devised award winning work. From these diverse experiences we were inspired to create an organisation that connects smart young people to top companies whilst powering social mobility.
Employers say they struggle to attract school leavers, apprentices and graduates with the right skills. But employability skills are not taught in school. We bridge this gap.
Who are you?
We’re a small team based in London and New York and we also work closely with a great group of professional actors who step in to deliver some of our training.
When did you start?
We set up in 2009 without a name or a website and convinced Deutsche Bank and Bank of America to come on board as our first clients. Seven years later we’ve scaled up, secured investment and are still working to positively influence young people across the UK – from Dundee to Hackney.
How is the content funded?
FutureReach’s revenue comes from companies – they sponsor our training in schools and pay us for our services which include designing internship programmes and helping them to recruit for their “early talent” programmes. We also received some investment from Big Issue Invest which paid for some of the video content. Our content and training is always free for students and for schools. Our interns are always paid. Any sponsored or promoted content will always be clearly marked.
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