To inspire young people about the exciting careers available in the Built Environment whilst supporting teachers to deliver the best educational experience for all their students.
My Environment My Future (MEMF) generates awareness of career opportunities through the core geography curriculum and has been designed not to demand any extra time, resources or money from teachers or schools.
Our mission is simple; The Built Environment is the third largest sector in the UK, employing 10% of the workforce, yet young people, teachers and parents are unaware of the wide range of exciting, rewarding and future proof careers available.
CONNECT CAREERS TO THE CURRICULUM
My Environment My Future is a free school programme that embeds and incorporates built environment careers information, resources and guidance into core modules of the GCSE and A-Level geography as well as extracurricular activities.
The programme is designed to meet the GCSE and A-level geography specification for all major awarding bodies; AQA, OCR and Edexcel. The programme includes lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, worksheets, and industry curated resources to complement the curriculum.
Everything teachers need to deliver the Urban Environments module with an introduction to the Built Environment and careers built in.
Everything teachers need to deliver the following A-level modules Changing Places (AQA), Changing Spaces; Making Places (OCR) and Shaping Places (Edexcel) enriched with built environment careers guidance and information.
An opportunity for your students to apply and further develop their knowledge by redesigning their local built environment through a nationwide competition suitable for ages 11 to 18.
Coming Soon… Want to get involved? We are currently looking for partners.
DESIGNED TO SUPPORT TEACHERS
Completely free with no hidden costs. Original created by the CSTT, a charity which exists to generate awareness and opportunity for all young people, regardless of their background, to learn about careers within the built environment.
Designed to be adaptable to suit individual teaching styles and lesson structures. There is no requirement to use all the content, and although designed for the geography curriculum, it is transferable to other subjects and career focused lessons.
Supports schools in meeting the Gatsby Benchmark 4, 5 and 6 standards; an OFSTED requirement.
Facilitates conversations and collaboration between schools and employers to work effectively together to create a lasting relationship to benefit students’ education and futures.
SHAPE THE WORLD WE LIVE IN
A career in the built environment offers the opportunity to transform the world around you and truly make a difference to the lives of communities.
There is a wealth of career opportunities that often go unnoticed due to a lack of understanding of a sector, hidden in plain sight. By generating more awareness, MEMF not only helps all young people learn about the career options available to them but supports them into a future career. Our ambition is for the sector, where we all live, work and relax, to be shaped and created by individuals who represent all parts of our society.
Team the Meet
We are a small but passionate team!
Meet the people behind the school programme.
Terry is an experienced CEO of start-up and mid-sized businesses having run two Sector Skills Councils (Deputy CEO at e-skills and CEO at Proskills). He has put his passion for developing people, businesses and championing change to good use as Principal of the City of Oxford FE College, International Director of Activate Learning and MD of the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building).
Terry is the CEO of the CSTT (Chartered Surveyors Training Trust) and MD of a start-up organisation promoting a methodical approach to modern methods of construction.
Molly has worked on multiple projects all focused on helping individuals from all backgrounds accessing support to help them progress in their chosen career. As programme manager she is responsible for developing the programme and supporting teachers delivery the content.
Molly also works for Building People as the project manager, a hub for equity, diversity and inclusion in the built environment.
Why we believe collaboration is the way forward
MEMF raises awareness, but with so many routes and options open to young people, the only way to ensure the best education and start for all young people is through collaboration. This means collaboration between teachers, career leaders, industry and all those who work towards converting passions and interest into career choices; we are all striving for the same goal!
MEMF can be a crucial tool to enable young people to make the first step to a successful career. Work with us to make their aspirations a reality.
Here are our frequently asked questions, but if you still have a question please get in touch.
It’s simple! Just register for free by going to the registration page or sign in if you have an account. Then go to the school programme page and select the content you wish to download.
We believe in making the careers education accessible to all young people, regardless of their background. Therefore we ensure the programme remains free to everyone.
We are always on hand to help! Go to the ‘Contact Us’ page and ask us anything and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
The deadline is the 29th April at 5pm. For more details on the School Competition, download the competition brief on the School Programme page.