BE A PARTNER

Discover a diamond in need of a little shine

We believe that everyone should be given an equal opportunity to prove their worth. That’s why we partner with businesses big and small to open the world of work to the young people on our programme. If you’ve got the drive to bring in new thinking, work with great young talent and help others grow, then we are the partner charity for you.


Drive to make better business

We know that our young people benefit enormously from introductions into serious working environments. They gain a greater appreciation of the sector they have chosen to work in, as well as vital experience to put on their CV. But because our programme prepares them for the next step, they arrive ready for work and capable of making a big difference to your business.

Here’s why you should be working with us:

  • You’ll create a more diverse workforce

    Because our young people come from a variety of backgrounds, there’s a great opportunity for you to create a rich environment with a team built on a mixture of outlooks and opinions.

  • You’ll work with those hungry to progress

    Our young people don’t expect an easy ride. They’re eager to learn, keen to find a purpose in life, and ready to graft and give back as much as they get.

  • You’ll make a positive difference

    Working with our young people will help continue to shatter the stereotype that those who’ve been in care will struggle to achieve anything meaningful. A simple opportunity can be enough to help someone truly flourish.

  • You’ll boost your business

    Whether it’s improving your corporate social responsibilities, your induction and internship programmes, or just injecting some creativity and enthusiasm into the office, your support of what we do can enrich the everyday aspects of your business.

What they say

  • “Drive Forward came at the right time for me; for the first time someone really listened to me.”

    Dee, Care leaver
  • “We can’t make all the difference, but we want to make the difference the matters to each young person we work with”

    Kingsley, Trustee
  • “Drive Forward is a great charity, providing help and support at what is often a crucial turning point in young people’s lives.”

    Laura, Volunteer
  • “I want to be a role model for other like-minded career driven individuals who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. This is what Drive Forward is; a helping hand when it’s needed most.”

    Leke, Care leaver
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