Trust Inspire Network

The Trust Inspire Network is an exciting new database of volunteers from business and industry and a range of employers who the Trust call upon at various times throughout the year to inspire children and young people by supporting schools with a variety of events e.g. career speed dating, assembly talks and interactive workshops. Individuals from a very broad range of industries and job roles have already signed up to the database and there is no minimum requirement.  
We are always looking for new members to join the Trust Inspire Network. If you would like to find out more please email us at or call 0191 238 0418.

To sign up click here

Past Inspire Events

Career Speed Dating at Western Community Primary School

The Trust held its first ‘Career Speed Dating’ event at Western Community Primary school with volunteers signed up to the new Trust Inspire Network. 6 individuals were quizzed for an hour on Friday afternoon by Year 6 pupils who were tasked with asking Yes or No answer questions in order to match the individual to a simple role description on a worksheet. The children’s stereotypes of different professions were challenged they learned about a variety of career paths, from a Financial Advisor to an A&E Doctor. Children and adults alike enjoyed the event.  

Businesses 'dig in' and help to spruce up school spaces

12 members of the Black Horse team did a fantastic job of painting, weeding and digging up an outdoor area for students through the Trust Inspire Network at Norham High School on Wednesday 10th September. Read more... Another team of green fingered volunteers helped to transform an outdoor space through the Trust Inspire Network, this time it was a team of 13 members of staff from Virgin Money at Southlands School. Last Friday they spent the day working hard as part of the school’s horticulture project. Read more...  

Career Speed Dating at Burradon Community Primary School

Volunteers from Cofley, First Class Supply, NHS, Newcastle University and Multi Packing Solutions came together on the 16th of July at Burradon Primary School to be quizzed on their job roles and typical days at work. The children were inquisitive and used great deductive reasoning to work out which volunteer matched which job description, and learnt about the wide range of careers which are available in their local area. A huge thank you to all the volunteers and staff at Burradon for making the day so successful.