At Future Path, we aspire to be known as the foremost provider of demand-led services that change people's lives.Through our directly delivered services, we work with unemployed adults to bring about lasting, positive change. We are very selective about what contracts we take on, to ensure that we are enabled to deliver meaningful support to directly address people’s barriers and obstacles.Our consultancy service offers a wide range of expert advice to like-minded organisations. We aspire to support ethical providers to become the best in the business,
Future Path is a small business, with big values. A team of eight are committed to making lasting changes through the work that they do.The company is led by Kevin Moore, a Fellow of the Institute of Employability Professionals and a former end user himself. Kevin spends his time working across both aspects of the business, and leads on strategic stakeholder engagement.Future Path’s service contracts are overseen by the Head of Operations, Riona Athisegaran. Riona has managed providers directly, as well as being a sector-specific recruitment consultant. She line-manages all operational staff, as well as leading on any recruitment projects that we take on.
We are proud to hold the following quality marks/statuses, that help demonstrate the quality of our work, and the way that we run our organisation.
Future Path came into being on 8th January 2008. Originally intended to become a small employability provider, we soon found a demand for our services in two main areas; interim management and business development. During our first 9 months of trading, we provided operational and strategic management services, including supporting a large provider through an Ofsted inspection. Concurrent to this, we designed, developed and wrote bids for a medium-sized provider, gaining a 100% success rate. The die had been cast, and Future Path was to spend the next 5 years mainly focussing on supporting providers, rather than becoming one itself. In that time, we have supported the employability and skills sectors through a wide variety of functions, including:•Bid writing•Partnership building•Staff recruitment and training•Setting up accredited skills delivery•Troubleshooting performance/compliance issuesThroughout these years, we had always maintained that, at a time that’s right for the business, we would return to “Plan A” and become a provider. When we started Future Path, the world of Government funding was very different to where we’re at now. National employability provision included New Deal, Flexible New Deal (Phase I), Pathways to Work and, on the pre-employment skills side, nobody quite knew who was responsible for what. Workforce development was the responsibility of the LSC, who funded apprenticeships for young people and Train to Gain for older employees. Since then, we have seen a great deal of changes, and not all for the better. The divergence of employment and skills funding has presented some real challenges that the respective sectors are only truly starting to deal with now. We have moved from a notion of “Integrated Employment and Skills” to a world where advisory support is delivered by Provider A and pre-employment skills training by Provider B.We want to be a part of the solution, delivering relevant work skills on behalf of learning providers, and quality back-to-work coaching within the employability sector. To this end, we have, over the last two years, developed our training and coaching programmes.We will continue to be a driving force in bringing all relevant organisations together at a local level, and delivering the “whole jigsaw”of support to our clients, to help them change their lives.
All clients accessing our services can rest assured that they are in a safe environment, and that their information is being held securely.All of our staff are BPSS checked, with Enhanced DBS checks conducted before they commence with us.We have a comprehensive data security policy, that means that we only hold what we need, and only for as long as we need it. All staff are issued with secure laptops, and every piece of data has at least two levels of security preventing unauthorised access.