Career Ready is excited to be launching a major new partnership with Foxtons, London’s estate agent, to help hundreds of young people in the capital kickstart a rewarding future.

The partnership – our first in residential estate agency – will raise important funding and give Foxtons’ 1,000 strong workforce the chance to get personally involved in the delivery of our programmes.

This will include internships, mentoring students from local schools, masterclasses on leadership and perseverance focused on the property sector, and hosting experience days.

“I’m very proud of the diversity in the Foxtons business, something that bucks the trend across the property sector and gives us a real advantage. Over our 40 years, we have consistently given jobs to candidates from a whole range of backgrounds and experience as we know the skills we look for aren’t always recognised by traditional qualifications.

But there’s more we need to do, and I’m delighted Career Ready will be supporting us. They will help us harness the expertise and enthusiasm across our network to make a meaningful positive difference to social mobility in London.”

Nic Budden, Foxtons Chief Executive

Our partnership with Foxtons will help boost the social mobility of young people across London, giving them the skills, confidence, and workplace experience they need to transition from education to rewarding employment.

“Our mission is to give every young person, regardless of background, the career support, experiences, and insights they need to kickstart their futures. We’re delighted to be partnering with Foxtons. This will provide an invaluable opportunity for Foxtons’ employees to support our cause, share their experiences, and inspire young people about the exciting opportunities available in the property sector.”

Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa, Career Ready CEO

Notes for editors

Career Ready works with employers and educators across the UK to provide young people from less advantaged backgrounds with mentoring, paid internships, skills masterclasses, workplace visits, and curriculum-based employability activities. In the last academic year, Career Ready supported 69,000 young people in 400 schools and colleges across the UK, thanks to the support of 5,000 volunteers from 1,000 employers.

Foxtons is proud to be London’s leading estate agency, with more than 1,000 sales, lettings and property management specialists working across a network of more than 50 offices. Foxtons’ mission is to deliver exceptional service. It has the size and strength to reach more people, fuelled by committed, expert teams and best-in-class technology, delivering consistently great results.