HELLO FUTURE, our Careers & Boxing programme, supports 14-25-year-olds on their journey into training, education or work and a healthier, brighter future. Our approach is unique and dynamic.

We integrate non-contact boxing into traditional employability support. By improving physical and mental health through the sport, young people become more open to new opportunities, develop a more positive attitude to work, and are better equipped to make those crucial next-step decisions to thrive in life.

“I’ve never thought about going to university before today. I didn’t think it was for people like me. But now maybe I could”

We recognise that all young people’s needs are different and that those furthest from work need intensive, sustained and personalised support. HELLO FUTURE is a flexible, tailored employability programme to broaden horizons, ignite curiosity, build aspirations and confidence, whilst developing key employability skills to become work-ready. We offer:

  • 1:1 careers support
  • Employer visits and work tasters 
  • Skills for Work workshops
  • Work experience placements, either at our gym in Easton, Bristol or with one of our Business Champion partners
  • Ongoing support once in work or training
  • Non-contact boxing & fitness
  • Year 9 specific employability skills

Our valuable partners include:

  • Avon Fire and Rescue Service
  • Doubletree Hilton 
  • Freedog
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Extract Coffee
  • Tastetech
  • Tobacco Factory Theatres
  • Rolls Royce
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Marine Reserves 
  • Bristol Rovers

Through HELLO FUTURE Liam (18) visited creative agency SaintNicks to learn more about routes into the creative industries. He said:

“I’ve never thought about going to university before today. I didn’t think it was for people like me. But now maybe I could”. He was also grateful to receive some personal mentoring from a GAP fashion designer based in San Francisco, saying “She gave me lots of great advice that I’m going to try to follow” about being encouraged to follow his dream of working in fashion.

To find out more about how we can help you deliver your Careers Education curriculum, or to make a referral, please contact Sharon Edwards, HELLO FUTURE Careers Manager on sharon@empirefightingchance.org.