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Career Ready2021-11-30T17:33:40+00:00

#InvestInYoungTalent and boost social mobility transform young livesadd business valuelevel up

Whether you’re a large or small employer, we can build a partnership which unlocks young talent and future-proofs your business.


We are
Career Ready

The national charity at the heart of a network of educators and employers who all believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to kickstart a rewarding future.

About us
Why we exist

Unlimited potential, limited opportunity

The futures of far too many young people are determined by background, not potential.

We exist to fix this by connecting young people to the world of work.

Who we support


“At every stage of the life-cycle we are losing gifted people who could be participating more in our society… We must act decisively to change it.”

The Social Mobility Commission: The State of the Nation Report 2018-19

What we do


Structured, high-impact careers programmes delivered in the workplace and schools & colleges.


3,300 volunteers from local and national employers across all industry sectors.


18 years experience, multi-funded by the Careers & Enterprise Company and cited as a ‘provider of high-quality support.’

The network that works for young people

We empower young people by connecting them with the world of work, providing workplace experiences, career insights, and a network of support.

Our programmes
Our impact

Real people, real change

Working with our network we give young people a platform to develop new skills, grow their confidence, and find the right career path for them.

Our impact
“From one GCSE to a first-class degree – that’s my story. If I didn’t have Career Ready in my life, I don’t know how far I would have got.”
Daniel Clarke, 2005-07 alumni
“We’ve had 101 interns at Citi this year. There is a huge amount of valuable learning and new understanding between our people and the interns.”
James Bardrick, Citi Country Officer for the UK & Chief Executive of Citi Group Global Markets, Citi
“Without Career Ready I would be coming to the end of college with no ambitions or motivation. I wouldn’t be going to university, especially not anywhere away from home.”
Megan Harrington, 2015-17 alumni
“Career Ready breaks down barriers and allows young people to establish business relationships, creating a network of opportunities to aid future progression.”
Senior Leadership Team, Cardiff & Vale College

“Career Ready and the commitment of Glasgow employers makes this a key partnership in assisting with the council’s mission to improve the career prospects of young people.”

Gary Condie, Principal Officer Employability & Skills, Glasgow City Council

of Career Ready students go into positive destinations.
of teachers said that our Career Starter sessions enhanced prior learning.
of Career Ready students said that communication & networking is now a skill strength.
We help schools reach 7/8 Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Careers Guidence.
Recent stories

Success stories

We’re proud of the progress our young people make, their transformational relationships with our volunteers and the often life-changing experiences of the world of work provided by our employer supporters. Read more…

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