ThinkForward launches new film

ThinkForward has changed so much in the past year and, as Demi says in our new short film, “the sky is the limit”. In 2016, we have:

  • supported 1,152 young people and 84% are in education or employment upon graduation
  • launched for the first time outside London in four new schools in Nottingham
  • been recognised in parliament as an example of best practice in preventing youth unemployment

Help us to empower more young people like Demi by watching and sharing her short film.


Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

This week to celebrate National Careers and Apprenticeship Week we sat down with ThinkForward’s three apprentices, Nargis, Aaliyah and Justas.

  • What made you want to apply for an apprenticeship?

I applied to be a ThinkForward apprentice as I wanted to gain more maturity by working with people who had experience in what I wanted to do. Being a ThinkForward participant when I was in school, I was really excited when the opportunity to join the ThinkForward team came up. Working for ThinkForward I know that I’m helping others and actually making a difference – Justas.

Being an apprentice is not easy. Making sure you’re on top of work and school is a challenge. But I knew I wanted to apply for an apprenticeship after my sister completed one and I saw how great it was for her career and how it opened up so many job opportunities in what she wanted to work in – Aaliyah.

  • If you had one piece of advice for others thinking about doing an apprenticeship, what would it be?

Working for ThinkForward has had an amazing impact on my mindset and my life. Somewhere along the journey this experience became more than just a job but became a passion and something I absolutely love doing. It has also opened a lot of doors for me and prepared me for my future career – Nargis.

An apprenticeship gives you so many good experiences and opportunities. I am learning from my mistakes and so many things from my colleagues too  – Justas.