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Our Schools Liaison team ‘Futures’ works closely with schools, sixth forms, academies and alternative education providers across Northamptonshire and surrounding counties to deliver advice and guidance to students to help them prepare for the next exciting stage of their education.

Our aim is to inspire the next generation through engagement with students, providing a window into the range of opportunities in further education.

Having once again secured Matrix accreditation in 2021, we have been recognised as being able to offer impartial advice to support young people to make well informed, realistic decisions about their options, education and future career choices.

Our team of qualified and experienced careers advisers are committed to supporting schools and your work with learners. We are passionate about raising aspirations, challenging stereotypes, motivating and empowering young people and increasing awareness of the full range of learning opportunities available.

With our extensive knowledge of vocational courses and progression routes, we can work together to ensure that each school student has meaningful encounters with a further education provider to meet that particular requirement of the Gatsby benchmarks. We provide a friendly, helpful and knowledgeable link between school careers staff and the college, and can also offer expert advice to parents, carers and the wider community.

  • Working with us

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed new ways to deliver information and guidance to school pupils, and are happy to work with you to any discuss individual requirements and arrangements for your school.

    Many schools have now used our virtual presentation on post-16 options and benefitted from our support with a range of virtual careers activities and events.

    School students unsure of their next step can book an impartial careers interview with a Futures adviser by calling the Enrolment Centre on 0300 123 2344, or by using our live chat.

  • ‘Igniting the spark’ in the next generation

    ‘Ignite the Spark’ is an exciting, evolving initiative designed to support the teaching of STEM subjects within schools by delivering an annual programme of events to excite pupils and inspire them to consider science, construction or engineering careers.

    Our ‘Ignite the Spark’ initiative recognises the power of partnerships between education and industry, providing pupils with the opportunity to learn directly from those actively working in STEM-related careers. By working together, we can make sure that all our young people and their parents are fully-informed about exciting career pathways.

    Previous activities we have run for pupils in years 10 and 11 include:

    • Science Masterclasses, in collaboration with the National Space Academy.
    • The Big Rig Low Carbon Challenge, with teams of eight competing to install a solar powered water system.
    • A week-long Construction Engineering Festival, including innovative workshops and presentations from TeenTech, Robot Wars winner Gabriel Stroud and a variety of STEM based taster sessions.
    • An entirely virtual event, ‘Creating Digital Futures’ led by college subject specialists in Media, Games Design and Animation.

  • Staying connected

    We will keep you updated via this web page, as well as regular issues of NC Connect, the schools liaison newsletter for school careers contacts.

    To find out more information, or to be added to the NC Connect mailing list, please contact Kirsty Lee, IAG & Schools Liaison Coordinator - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    We look forward to working with you!