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About Inspire!

Inspire! is a registered charity established in 2004. We are an Education Business Partnership working in Hackney, Camden and Islington.

Brokering links between local and City of London employers, their employees and schools and colleges is at the heart of our work.

Pupils on an Enterprise Day at Brecknock Primary School are keen to get involved!
Brecknock Primary School Enterprise Day

Our work

With the support of employers and their employees, Inspire! develops and delivers programmes that:

  • Enable young people to learn about work and gain practical experience of the skills and attributes they need for employment
  • Enrich the curriculum
  • Are tailored to engage and meet the needs of young people who are at risk of being excluded from mainstream education or who are not in education, employment or training (NEET)
  • Support teacher professional development

Our aim

Our aim is to raise the achievements and aspirations of young people, develop their motivation and skills for the world of work and increase their ability to choose and achieve positive career, life and learning goals.

Our reach

Since its establishment, Inspire! has grown rapidly, now employing a staff of 25 based in our office in Dalston. More than 16,000 young people take part in our programmes each academic year, involving around 2,000 volunteers from over 300 employers. On work experience alone, we organise over 4,000 work experience placements annually, with more than 1,000 local and City of London companies hosting students.

Our focus

Inspire!’s activities focus on the needs of three broad groups. To find out more about our programmes and projects with these groups, see below.

You can find a summary of our strategy for 2016-19 here.

© Inspire! - Education Business Partnership · Registered Charity number 1111037 · Company number 05157521