We did History at school but why did we never do Future?


FUTURE: alternative (life-changing) careers guidance for young people.


What are the jobs of the future? Find out in this unique, business driven Careers Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG) pilot linked to work-related learning and targeted at Years 8 to 11.

‘A culture change is needed in careers provision for young people and adults in order to address the mismatch of skills shortages and high unemployment.’
Careers Guidance Action Plan, Ofsted (National Careers Service) – Sept 2013



Did you know?

  • It is expected that one in five young people ‘must become an engineer’ [1]
  • Students are THREE times more likely to get work if doing a part-time job (or work experience) [2]
  • Within the next five years 25% of young people expect to be self-employed [3]


FUTURE: Imagine the benefits of having access to powerful, relevant data, dynamic infographics, labour market information (LMI) and intelligence to help highlight, compare and direct future careers-related activities in your school.

“The information, content and stats are like gold dust – high level, strategic and of benefit to anyone involved with careers guidance for young people.”
Paul Mackie, Chair E3 Bradford: Education, Enterprise, Employment

“What do you want to do when you leave school?”

The many intriguing and fascinating replies to this simple question formed the starting point of FUTURE – an exciting pilot and research project designed by Paul (The Bulletman) Kerfoot, a local branding expert from Bulletpoint, who celebrate 25 years in business in 2014. Paul is also a motivational speaker and works in schools and colleges as an enterprise champion, delivering creative workshops to help inspire young people.

Sept 2013: Findings from a test pilot involving 240 Year 11 students in North Yorkshire revealed:

  • 48% initially didn’t know what they wanted to do when they left school
  • 17% of students had a part-time job and 8% had done work experience
  • 10% expressed an interest in wanting to start their own business


With concerns over youth unemployment and the ‘mismatch’ between the availability and popularity of different jobs, it’s no wonder there is a sense of confusion linked to the future delivery of CIAG (Careers Information, Advice and Guidance).

FUTURE: alternative (life-changing) careers guidance for young people

“Let’s signpost and evaluate the range of opportunities (with two separate checklists) of ‘Present Jobs’ and ‘Future Jobs’ to help kick-start your school’s careers and work-related learning activities… The next phase of FUTURE recommends to prioritise and target young people (aged 12-14) before choosing their GCSE subjects at Key Stage 4.”

Get involved now!
To take part and discuss flexible delivery options please call Paul on: 07785 777829 or email: hello@thebulletman.co.uk

Pilot launched!

For an update on this project – including unique classroom resources, job checklists and jobs of the future playing cards.
Please visit: thebulletman.co.uk/what-are-the-jobs-of-the-future

For further information and related links…

Jobology™ – the science behind the world of work

Egg shaped thinking – CIAG and the recession. Cracked it!


Source Ref:
[1] One in five ‘must become an engineer’ – a report by the Social Market Foundation – The Telegraph, March 2013
[2] Professor Mike Campbell OBE – Think Global, Act Local: Skills, Jobs & Growth – LCR event, June 2013
[3] The Start-Up Generation: Prince’s Trust and RBS Group – Inspiring Enterprise

Note: Since the removal of duty of work-related learning (and work experience) from the National Curriculum at Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16, years 10 and 11) schools now have greater freedom over their choice of independent and impartial careers guidance. Working in partnership with external careers providers, schools are now expected to ensure that their pupils get good advice on the full range of post-16 options. (Sept 2012).