2018 - Our Year Wrapped Up
By Dayna Spear, December 19
Hey everyone! I hope you’re all doing well and preparing for the upcoming festivities.
Since it’s our last few days before we shut for the Christmas period, I thought it would be a nice idea to summarise our year and what we’ve achieved in 2018, because it really has been a good’un for Further My Future... full of milestones and achievements. So, without further ado…
Where do we even begin? The reason Future was born was to help people, and it’s exactly what we’ve been doing, only set to get bigger and better!
We’ve had over 600 young people sign up to our service this year and 83% of those who went through our Future Ready Programme felt like they’d been matched to their ideal path. Bingo! What’s more, 70% of people were matched to apprenticeships they didn’t even know existed - how can you be something you’ve never heard of, and all that.
Not to blow our own trumpet, but the stats get even better: 100% of those who completed our Future Ready Programme said they feel more confident about their future as a direct result of working with us. Now that’s priceless.
Hearing amazing feedback after doing so always warms the cockles, such as:
‘It’s one of the best companies I’ve ever come across. Their attitude and personalities shone through and worked incredibly well together.’ - Sharna, 18
‘I haven’t found anywhere else that provides this level of support on such a personal level.’ - Harry, 17
In 2018, we had over 12,000 sessions on our website viewing over 32,000 pages! 84% of you were from the UK, but we even reached as far as Brazil, India,The Philippines and beyond! 🌍
Thanks to all of you who liked, retweeted, shared and just showed us the love this year, we doubled our followers across social media in 2018. Keep helping us spread our message! 💪
If you kept your eye on our social media channels in 2018 you would have seen the various campaigns we launched, like #TheChoiceIsYours, How to Prepare for Results Day and #FutureTips. We hope you loved following them as much as much as we enjoyed creating them!
What’s been keeping us going, you might be wondering? The answer is: 2000 cups of coffee☕ roughly 3000 post-it notes📝 and, our greatest achievement of all time, gorging our way through approx. 50 pizzas this year🍕
More importantly; we attended 8 events in Brighton this year, so thanks to anyone who came to say hi to us at a careers fair - we reckon that’s well over 500 of you! And, even better than copious amounts of pizza and college fairs, we did a MARATHON (alright, we hiked it, not ran) back in July in the blistering heat and raised almost £3,000 for Macmillan. We were all very proud of ourselves!😅
More recently, we had our first radio debut on Express FM in Portsmouth, talking everything from blogging to apprenticeships to school - it was a fantastic experience and really helped us to spread our message. We'll be chatting more about it all in the new year, so keep your eyes peeled for that!👀
In case you didn’t already know, this year we launched our brand new website, online application and Future Ready Programme. Countless work and effort have gone into these projects; precisely 8000 lines of code on our website and 37,800 lines of code on our app (whatever that means.) Go us!🙌
Do you want to make your 2019 the best year yet? Fancy getting yourself on the career ladder in an industry you love? Sign up with us below and see how we can help you!