Updates from Future Proof

GM Talent Match 'Still Hidden' Conference

September 6 2018

Still Hidden - Greater Manchester Talent Match Conference: 20% discount for Business in the Community members


How Slenky is ‘Future Proofing’ engagement of new audiences - with passion

November 15 2017

Handheld technology has forced businesses of every description to take their first steps into the world and lifestyle...

Which #MetricsMatter in youth recruitment? Join our webinar on 22 Nov to find out

November 1 2017

According to BITC’s snapshot survey, only 15% of employers regularly use data to measure the effectiveness of their youth recruitment. Without having access to the right data, it’s very difficult to spot barriers to young people in...

Why a ‘Big Conversation’ can help tackle youth unemployment in Greater Manchester

January 26 2017

Over one hundred businesses, employees and young people met at an inspiring event held at People’s History Museum on 24th January.

The Big Conversation event gave young people the unique opportunity to meet employers in an informal environment with both


Inspiring tomorrow’s engineers: Tideway's mission to attract and prepare young talent for the sector

December 13 2016

 There is a significant shortfall in engineering skills. Professor John Perkins’ 2013 review of engineering skills currently estimates a shortfall of an astonishing 100,000 new professionals each year.

The review focuses on our three main challenges as a...

“Two steps forward and one step back”: it’s a case of some sense, but too much instability in the skills sector

November 29 2016

Back in October 2014, we launched our report, ‘Sense & Instability: three decades of skills and employment policy’. At the time, the UK economy was strengthening, and youth unemployment had not long recovered from its...

Young Volunteers are work-ready, dedicated and responsible

November 21 2016

As an Engagement Coordinator at V•Inspired, the UK's leading volunteering charity for 14 - 25 year olds, I am responsible for helping young people find volunteering opportunities that are right for them. I also help them in how to...

Empowering young people to unlock employment opportunities

October 25 2016

Young people need to be given time to explore, discover and engage with the huge range of future paths available to them before they leave education and crucially offered appropriate and timely help to secure those future options.