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About Inspire!

Inspire! is a registered charity established in 2004. Our work is based in Hackney, Camden, Islington and surrounding areas of London.

We began as an Education Business Partnership: an organisation which links schools with businesses to provide work experience, work-related learning, enterprise education and Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) services.

Brokering these links remains at the heart of our work. However, EBPs are no longer funded by the government. As an independent charity, we rely on the support of businesses, trusts and foundations, and our education partners to continue our mission.

Our vision

For all young people to be empowered to reach their full potential, realise their ambitions and build fulfilling careers and lives.

Our mission

To develop the skills, confidence and motivation of young people in Hackney and beyond. Working in partnership with businesses, education providers and the community, we inspire, support and open doors for young people: improving their access to the world of work, raising achievement levels and enhancing their future career prospects and lives.

Our programmes

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

  • Help young people to learn about work and gain practical experience of the workplace
  • Enable young people to develop the skills and qualities needed for future employment or enterprise
  • Connect the curriculum to the world of work
  • Meet the needs of young people who have additional needs, have been excluded, or who are not in education, employment or training (NEET)
  • Support teacher professional development

Find out more about our programmes and our reach and impact in the local area. You can also download a summary of our strategy for 2016-19.

Volunteer for us!

Are you keen to inspire and motivate the next generation? We need volunteers to take part in our primary and secondary school programmes! Find out how you or your business can get involved.

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