Building a Foundation for Career Success

The Inspiring the Future Ireland project involves connecting young people in primary and secondary schools with volunteers from the world of work.

We have a database of over 500 volunteers from all areas  – Apprentices to CEO’s, Archaeologists to Zoologists, Office workers to Healthcare Professionals pledging just one hour a year to volunteer in a school near where  they live or work to talk to young people about there job and career route. Inspire the Future creates opportunities for both student, Volunteer and future employers to engage with each other through work placements, Inspiring events, and  so much more.

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A free service connection volunteers from all professions to give people first hand career insights


Interested in volunteering one hour of your time to inspire young people to reach their full potential?


Pledge an hour to attend a career networking event and speak to young people about their job!

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Inspired by STEM 2022

Inspiring the Future STEM event held in Think Big Space for Secondary Schools By Shane Manscier –  INSPIRING the Future Ireland hosted a STEM event for Secondary Schools around South Dublin County, on November 15th, in the AWS Think Big Space in Tallaght. Schools that took part included Tallaght Community School, St Aiden’s Community…

Inspired by Stem Event

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Inspiring the Dáil -For a Brighter Tomorrow; Youth Voices on the Future of Ireland’

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Guest Post from Student Ella Chaney – St. Aidan’s Community School

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Guest Post from Student Ben Coyne – St Aidan’s Community School

We invited student Ben Coyne to write about his work experience facilitated by Inspiring the Future Ireland and The Echo. Read what Ben has to say: My week working for the echo was one of the most enjoyable weeks I have ever had. Being able to write about something I am passionate about and having…

Work Placement with The Echo!

ON FRIDAY, March 4, 2022, the teachers and students at St Aidan’s community school in Tallaght revealed to the public their amazing Well-being and Neurodiversity walls. The new walls in the school were made and created by ideas from members of the student council. They worked with artist Julie the Genie who designed both walls,…

Work Placement with CBRE!

This week we have students from Adamstown visiting CBRE for their work placements! The student got a pleasant surprise when they stepped into the office for the first time as it was recently upgraded to a super modern design! They worked on their project for the week and getting then networked each day. They also…

Virtual Work Placement with Intel!

Inspiring the Future Ireland is very pleased to have hosted our first virtual work placement with Intel Ireland! “The students were amazing. So engaged and worked super hard!” Over 4 weeks students participated in 2 sessions per week of 2.5 hours per day. They began and ended the day with a call with their placement…