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'Why I volunteer' with the EYF team

To highlight the many benefits of volunteering – whether that’s with us or another organisation – we’ve spoken to EY Foundation team members about their volunteering experiences…

06 Jun 2022

National volunteers' week 2022: celebrating you!

We’re kicking off National Volunteers’ Week by saying a massive thank you to all our volunteers.

01 Jun 2022

Learning on the job: National Apprenticeship Week 2022

We’re spoke with EY Foundation alumni who, since completing the Smart Futures programme, have successfully secured apprenticeships. Kerr and James reflect on their experience and share their advice for other young people and employers exploring this route.

11 Feb 2022

EY Foundation welcomes new Youth Advisory Board

The EY Foundation finished January by welcoming the new Youth Advisory Board to their Induction at our London Bridge office. Fourteen board members travelled from across the UK (with two joining virtually) to meet face-to-face for the first time.

03 Feb 2022

Reflecting on 2021

Acting CEO Lynne Peabody looks back at the challenges and opportunities of 2021 and discusses what's to come in 2022.

22 Dec 2021 |Lynne Peabody

Kickstart participants come together to improve diversity in the charity sector

Last week, young people on the Kickstart scheme took part in a charity-focused Dragon’s Den challenge to build upon and showcase the employability skills they’ve developed during their placements.

13 Oct 2021

Secure Futures: a young person's experience

It’s been a busy few weeks at the EY Foundation with lots of great Spring delivery programmes taking place. We’ve been very lucky to meet some fantastic young people and caught up with Secure Futures participant, Megan, to get her thoughts on her time on the programme.

25 Apr 2022 |Megan

EY Foundation launches virtual mentoring programme

As we continue to grow and adapt our online delivery in response to COVID-19, recent weeks have seen the launch of EY Foundation’s innovative virtual mentoring programme.

09 Jun 2021

Reflections on Easter delivery

Together we completed the delivery of our busiest ever programme period…17 programmes, supporting 300 talented young people, aided by 22 buzzing corporate partners and 140 brilliant volunteers.

09 May 2021

Unlocking potential through virtual employability programmes

Virtual employability programmes can help employers access diverse talent and unlock potential, explains Rob Pope, EY Foundation Southern Hub Leader.

07 Jan 2021

Employers join EY Foundation to help young people access jobs

A record twenty corporate partners will join EY Foundation to deliver employability programmes this Easter, enabling 155 young people from low-income backgrounds to take part across the UK.

15 Feb 2022

Blue Prism supporting young people into work

The EY Foundation is collaborating with Blue Prism for a second year to support students from low-income backgrounds to develop the skills they need to succeed in the tech sector.

17 Feb 2021

EY Foundation and UiPath launch Tech Futures

The EY Foundation has collaborated with UiPath, a global leader in Robotic Process Automation on a Tech Smart Futures programme.

01 Feb 2021

Metropolitan Police Service and EY Foundation launch joint internship scheme

Met Futures is the first ever partnership between EY Foundation and the Metropolitan Police – with both organisations committed to increasing opportunity for young people from diverse and low-income backgrounds.

20 Jan 2021

Met Futures: Partnership with the Met Police

The EY Foundation is delighted to announce a collaboration with the Metropolitan Police to deliver Met Futures, a pioneering employability programme.

11 Jan 2021

Charity sector diversity: the time for talking is over

New insight from young people living in low-income households identifies barriers to entering the charity sector.

28 Jul 2020

Developing Careers Guidance in Primary Schools

We’re pleased to share the results of a pilot project to test a new approach to careers guidance in primary schools, supported by the EY Foundation in partnership with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership.

29 Nov 2021

Engaging young people through hybrid working

Research produced by Learning & Work Institute into the impact of EY Foundation’s move to virtual delivery of employment support has found that a hybrid model is the most effective for employers and young people.

19 Oct 2021

EY Foundation Impact Report goes live

We have launched our 2020/2021 Impact Report, which sets out all our achievements over the last year and our priorities for the next 12 months.

22 Sep 2021

How the Kickstart scheme can help young people into work

At the EY Foundation, we have worked closely with government officials and ministers to fully understand the Kickstart programme. We’re now working with specialist beyond-profit recruitment consultant and Kickstart gateway provider, Prospectus to help not-for-profits take part.

15 Mar 2021

EY Foundation launches Race Commitments

This is a critical moment for society that demands bold action from all of us. The scale of the challenge to tackle racial inequality is huge but we are passionate in our determination to secure change – both for our organisation and the young people we serve.

27 Jul 2020