WWF-UK, Villiers Park Educational Trust and Founders4Schools are working in partnership to address the urgent need to prepare young people for the future job market. Sustainable Futures is a free programme for secondary schools and colleges across the UK that equips young people with the knowledge and skills to help them thrive in a future green economy, no matter what career path they choose.
We provide teachers and career leads with the tools and support to equip students to build a sustainable career. Tackling the climate and nature crisis will take a skilled and diverse workforce, and every job can play its part. Understanding and embracing sustainability not only helps maximise job prospects, but can offer the chance to be at the cutting edge of industry, driving innovation and creativity.
The programme is aimed at 14-18 year olds. Students will have the opportunity to participate in 3 activities:
The programme activities help meet the Gatsby Benchmarks of good career guidance, the learning areas of CDI’s Career Development Framework and the Programme of Study for PSHE learning opportunities.
We provide lesson plans and accompanying slide deck to make this short, certificated course easy to deliver to your students with minimal preparation. You can follow the script and activity guides and deliver the course exactly as we have laid out. Or, if you feel confident in the concepts covered, you can tailor the course to fit with your plans and subject. We also offer additional training via free certificated online CPD sessions.
Bring sustainable careers to life through meaningful encounters with employers and employees who highlight how sustainability is integral to their work. Select from a range of business role models that address the needs of your students.
We offer workplace opportunities, ranging from virtual work experience to in-person insight days. These experiences ensure students apply their skills working on real sustainability projects and receiving feedback from business professionals. Helping to increase their confidence and access to future career pathways.
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