Prospects transforms lives and communities through our innovation and expertise in employment, skills, care and education.
For over 20 years we have combined business excellence and public service values to inspire more than half a million young people and adults across the UK every year to develop their potential.
Employment and Skills
We give people the chance to develop their potential by giving them the advice and guidance and the skills to get into meaningful employment and to progress in the work place.
Care and Support
We support vulnerable children, young people and adults, keeping them safe, reducing risk and improving their life chances.
Education and Learning
We work with learners of all ages, leaders and teachers to transform the quality and impact of education in early years, schools and in prisons.
Our services include:
- For those in the earliest stages of education we provide support for local authorities across the South of England
- Prospects engages with more than 7,000 education establishments across the country providing consultancy, improvement services, awards, resources and outdoor education
- For young people, Prospects works on behalf of local authorities providing targeted support helping young people who are not in education, employment or training, vulnerable and/or have learning difficulties and disabilities, care leavers and looked after children.
- For adults, we provide the National Careers Service, offering advice on learning and work as prime provider in London, South West and West Midlands. In addition Prospects is a partner in Careers Yorkshire and the Humber. Prospects is also a prime contractor for the Work Programme which helps longer-term unemployed people back to work, in the South West and leading subcontractor in London and Bristol
- Innovative approaches to rehabilitation of adults and young offenders in the community, and in custody, through the National Careers Service, in all prisons in London, South West, West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber. Prospects provides the education for young people in Feltham Young Offenders Institution
- Entrepreneurship for young people in Wales
- Events including regional careers and skills events across the UK such as Skills London, City Walks and award ceremonies
- Mutuals development services for public bodies.
The Prospects Group includes Gabbitas Education, Optimus Education, homes2inspire and CfAppointments. Prospects is also the partner in 3BM, an employee-owned mutual providing support services to the education sector.