4C UR Future


Established in 2019, 4C UR Future is an industry-led social enterprise that aims to involve, inform, and inspire young people to make more empowered education and career choices.

We aspire to unlock the potential of every young person, enabling them to become the best version of themselves, and optimise their future opportunities.

Our approach is centred on the individual. We aim to inform young people of the wide range of education pathways and career routes available to them, while focusing on identifying their own unique combination of talents, skills, and learning styles, to help them make more informed decisions that affect their own futures.

The world of work is changing rapidly, with new sectors, in-demand skills, and even entirely new jobs emerging.

We know that the future of work looks very different than it does today. This can make choosing GCSE subjects, further qualification pathways, and future career options complex, confusing, and stressful – both for young people and their parents.

We have engaged with teachers and parents – two of the most influential sources of careers advice – and they have told us they would benefit from up to date, relevant, and relatable resources to help navigate the careers labyrinth and help support people on their decision-making journey.

We have ambitious plans to involve, inform, and inspire every young person in NI with enhanced careers support. We’re starting with:

4C UR Future LIVE

4C UR Future LIVE is a fast-paced and action-packed careers inspiration event for Year 9 pupils, featuring work-based games and skills challenges that have been developed in collaboration with local employers. Events are facilitated by over 200 volunteers from 50+ cross-sectoral organisations.

Games aim to draw out and identify each young person’s strengths and attributes, with each young person who participates receiving a ‘Positive Feedback Profile’ after the event.

In 2022, 4C UR Future LIVE is being delivered as an at-scale pilot, which means places are limited and reserved on a first come, first served basis (subject to equality of opportunity criteria).

Schools must register their Year 9 pupils to attend the event as a whole year group. 

Send a link to our website to your child’s school to let them know about our exciting events.


The 4C UR Future CAREERS PORTAL is a digital engagement platform full of useful resources, activities, and signposting to further sources of information and support.

It is a pilot platform that is being released in phases. The first release is for Year 9 pupils, who must be registered by their school or teacher.

In 2022, all Year 9 pupils will be able to access the platform. This includes those Year 9 pupils who attend a 4C UR Future LIVE event and those who do not.

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We welcome feedback from parents and guardians.