Updates from Future Proof

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...

“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...