Primary Futures activities can have a wide ranging impact on children, and our extensive research to date shows real success:

  • Primary Futures works wherever you are and however it is delivered – findings from our recent research were consistently positive across a wide geography of 114 local authorities
  • Evidence suggests that career-related learning enriched with employer activities increases motivation, particularly among the most disadvantaged children. After a Primary Futures activity, 82% of almost 10,000 children said they now understand that core subjects can be useful in many jobs, and 88% agreed that doing well in school could help them in the future
  • Activities help challenge gender stereotypes – after meeting volunteers from the world of work, 84% of pupils said that they understand boys and girls can do the same job
  • 94% of teachers would recommend Primary Futures to a colleague.

Read our latest report Scaling Up, with data from 10,000 children across 370 primary schools.

Children involved in Primary Futures have shared lots of feedback following their activities – such as:

  • “I got to meet some people with jobs I didn’t know existed!”
  • “I felt more confident and it was interesting.”
  • “I learnt that doing maths and English helps to get a cool job.”
  • “I felt excited about my future.”
  • “I learnt that jobs can be to do with your interests and passions.”
  • “I learnt that girls and boys can have the same job.”