The future leaders project

  • FREE for schools and students
  • 10 x £1000 prizes
  • 100s free resources
  • 60+ speakers, influencers & businesses
  • Win work experience & 1:1 mentors

What if we gave young people the resources and inspiration they needed to create extraordinary lives, and become extraordinary leaders?

What if, irrespective of their background, exam results or dreams, young people were given access to relevant information, timely advice and an opportunity to shine?

That’s where The Future Leaders Project comes in. Brought to you by a coalition of changemakers in business and education, The Future Leaders Project is focused on resourcing students to thrive in work and life – and empowering them to become the next generation of leaders.

Led by industry experts and free for schools and students to enter, it comprises a competition and resource portal, allowing young people to be informed, developed and inspired – building a bridge of connectivity between education and the world of work and equipping students with the knowledge and inspiration to step up and become the leaders of their lives.


Only 7% of 17-year-olds see themselves as the leaders of their lives.


Only 4% of 2020 graduates have secured a job.


of university students said they would have made better choices had they had better access to higher quality information and advice in school.


of employers said that new graduates were not adequately prepared for the world of work.

How it works


Inspiring lesson plans, expert talks, activities, interviews and advice from leaders from a whole range of fields to help students make conscious informed decisions about their future.


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This was an unmissable opportunity for 15-18 year olds to showcase their leadership capabilities, giving them access to work experience, funding, advanced learning and an ongoing support network.

The Future Leaders of the Year 2022 have been announced!


Available now

The Ivy House Award develops the critical leadership and life skills students need to thrive. Created by industry experts, The Award is a game-changer for schools passionate about human development.


3rd & 4th November

Elke Edwards, Ivy House founder and and top performance coach, will be sharing unmissable advice and tips for students aged 15-18 who aspire to great things. 

Why get involved?

Hear directly from employers

FLP offers an incredible opportunity to
connect directly with employers, so you can hear first hand what they’re looking for, learn about different careers and roles and learn how to stand out from the crowd.

Become the leader of your life

We’re all leaders, the question is, what kind are you? FLP will help you answer that question, giving you the confidence to step up and become the leader of your life.

Stand out from the crowd

By entering the competition you’ll get a certificate, a digital badge for your personal statement and access to a free Global Bridge profile through which you can access opportunities with potential future employers.

Planning your future

From artists and writers, to lawyers and CEOs you’ll hear from young leaders who will help you unpick your passions, and support you in making conscious, informed decisions about your future.

Free, easy to digest content

The resource portal offers a range of free content including videos, podcasts and activities to support you in leading your extraordinary life.

Prizes and discounts

The 10 winners of ‘Future Leaders of the Year’ will be rewarded with a £1k financial investment, work experience, a 1:1 mentor and access to a network of coaches and young leaders.

8 Gatsby Benchmarks

FLP supports all 8 Gatsby Benchmarks – offering an incredible opportunity for students to connect with employers and supporting them in making conscious, informed decisions about their future.

Ofsted requirements

FLP meets a number of Ofsted requirements including work related learning, promoting employability, creating links with employers and personal development.

Careers support

The workplace, careers and what employers are looking for is changing. FLP is about modernising the support schools are giving students, allowing them to hear directly from employers.

Leadership and life skills

FLP provides free, award-winning leadership and life skills content from the experts in human development.

Free, ready-to-go content

FLP offers a range of free content, including lesson plans to bitesize videos, podcasts and activities.

Prizes and discounts

Gain access to exclusive offers and discounts from our partners, plus 10 teachers places on our award-winning leadership development programme.

“We believe that our young people are going to be changemakers and it starts now with their leadership. The Future Leaders Project is such a great opportunity for young people to celebrate who they are, and who they want to be. We are excited to work with Ivy House to celebrate the amazing potential in a generation of young people.”

Rachel Johnson, CEO, PiXL

“Schools know just how important it is to teach their pupils self-leadership and life skills. What’s the best way to do this? And how can they make sure that their pupils are learning the skills that really are the most useful and valued in the world of work? Step in Ivy House, experts in this area who are passionate about helping young people. They have collaborated with top businesses to create the outstanding Future Leaders Project. Its purpose is to help young people, whatever their background, to understand what leadership looks like and, crucially, to teach them to become leaders of their own lives.”

Jonnie Noakes, Head of Teaching and Learning, Eton College

“At globalbridge we are extremely excited to be involved with the Future Leaders Project. The global pandemic has created a generation of resilient young people. This group contains some incredible future leaders who have been forced to react to new innovative ways of learning and communicating. The timing of this project is cutting edge and could not be better. Fantastic to be involved, helping young people evidence their talent stack.”

Ben Mason, Founder & CEO, globalbridge

“We are thrilled to be supporting Ivy House with their Future Leaders Project. We are passionate about hearing what young people, the future leaders of tomorrow, have got to say on the issues of today.”

Penny Lamb, Director of Partnerships, VotesforSchools

“This is a truly exciting project. It brings together real people, from all backgrounds, who have taken completely different paths – all of whom are passionate about supporting young people to make the right decisions for them. This is about inspiring the next generation, showing them that anything is possible and giving them the encouragement they need to step up and become the leaders of their lives.”

Elke Edwards, Founder & Creative Director, Ivy House

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