NU Futures

The NU Futures programme provides support for young adults furthest from the jobs market through mentoring, personal development, digital STEM learning and regular interactions with local employers.

NU Futures is delivered at NUCASTLE, powered by Newcastle Building Society, alongside an extensive community outreach programme targeting thousands of schoolchildren and young people across the North of Tyne.

More than 500 young women and girls given more opportunities to access career pathways and bright futures in football.

- 2020/21 Annual Review

The programme provides life-changing opportunities through education and employment support for schoolchildren, teenagers, and young adults. Through one-to-one mentorship, interpersonal skill-building, inspirational apprenticeships, and work placements, 92 percent of the next generation have improved self-confidence and 98 percent improved their teamworking skills. In 2020/21, NU Futures participants earned 65 qualifications and facilitated 37 job starts in career paths based right here in the North East.


of the next generation have improved self-confidence


improved their teamworking skills


qualifications earned by NU Futures participants and 37 job starts in the North East

Newcastle United Foundation helped me become the person I am today

Bunny struggled with poor mental health – diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome and identifying as a queer person of colour with disabilities came with its struggles. Bunny qualified for support from the Foundation’s Prince’s Trust TEAM programme, and was inspired by their course leaders to feel more positive. Social anxiety no longer held Bunny back in the safety of NUCASTLE, transforming their life to take on their first job as a runner for a TV and film production company – a dream come true for a young person who thought a bright future was beyond reach.

NU Futures - Schools engagement for ages 11-18

To find out more about how your school can access our fully funded careers provision, including skills sessions and programme of delivery (up to 12 weeks fully funded provision available per year), employer engagements, access to our STEM room and involvement in our industry specific engagement events please contact:

NU Futures - Employability support for ages 16-24

To find out more about our employability programmes and support available for young people aged 16-24, including specific employer engagement weeks, support with confidence building, guaranteed interviews and our programmes including Prince's Trust Team, email:

Metrocentre Careers Hub

Visit our Metrocentre Careers Hub

The new Newcastle United Foundation Careers Hub at Metrocentre is now open.



Support from Sage allows the Foundation to change how young people explore various roles and career paths available in the North East as part of the innovative NU Futures programme.

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