Updates from Future Proof

“Not everyone speaks like a lawyer…”

March 17 2017

Eloise Sochanik, CSR Manager, Horwich Farrelly on the changes they made to their recruitment processes

Taking part in the workshops run by Future Proof was invaluable for our company. Hearing the young people’s feedback really made us think...

Clarkson Evans makes changes following feedback from young people

March 17 2017

Clarkson Evans, one of the UK’s leading electrical contractors, put its weight behind Future Proof, Business in the Community’s new campaign, backed by the City & Guilds Group designed to break down barriers in recruitment for young people.

As a company...

How have Barclays used feedback from young people to make their recruitment process more accessible?

March 17 2017

Since taking part in the workshops run by Future Proof, Barclays have made major enhancements to their website to make their recruitment process more accessible and improve candidate experience.

Using case studies

One thing that was really well...

Creating attractive apprenticeship opportunities for young people

March 8 2017

New research from MyKindaFuture has revealed that businesses need to actively spend time on raising awareness of their brand values, whilst connecting with young people digitally, in order to build their talent pipeline and meet the Government’s 3 million apprenticeship target by 2020.


Why do Dale Power Solutions offer a seven-year career development plan for their apprentices?

February 27 2017

With challenges such as the engineering skills shortage and a general decline of manufacturing in the UK, ten years ago, Dale Power Solutions realised they needed to act to protect the future of the business. Dale Power decided...

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...

Investing in the human infrastructure: Apprenticeships in the Engineering and Construction Sector

December 8 2016

The benefits of the UK becoming a thriving environment for apprenticeships are nowhere more evident than in the construction and engineering sector.

For the country at large, a steady influx of talented engineers who combine technical know-how with on-the-job...