Partnerships that invest in young talent

We connect employers from all sectors with young undiscovered talent, empowering young lives, boosting social mobility, and adding real value to businesses.

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The Value we add

The value we add

We add real business value to employers of all sizes and sectors, as well as make a lasting difference to the young people we support together.

We help businesses establish a ‘doing well by doing good’ culture across their organisation by offering them a single approach to corporate social responsibility.

Employers get the opportunity to link with local schools, enabling them to engage with young, diverse talent in their area and promote their brand to hard to reach demographics.

And our range of flexible volunteering opportunities help employers provide rewarding experiences for their team, many of which have a direct impact on employee upskilling and wellbeing.

of employers would hire their Career Ready intern.
Of employee mentors said it improved coaching and leadership skills.
Companies with purpose beyond profit returned six times more to shareholders than profit-driven rivals.
“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 Citigroup Global Markets, Citi Group
“Having talented individuals from the Career Ready programme around to contribute to all sorts of projects has led to real change in our office.”
Sally Dillon, Optimisation Lead, Finance Operations, Aviva
“We really enjoyed hosting Career Ready students. These are incredibly smart young people who add real value to our business. We look forward to expanding our relationships in 2020 by hosting more.”
Tom Butterworth, Managing Director, Early Stage Banking Silicon Valley Bank

“Our ability to attract and employ young people has been enhanced through our partnership. Helping individuals to develop their skills, self-belief, and to experience working life is a privilege.”

Graham Rogers , Morgan Stanley
How we partner with employers

We have a range of ways for employers to get involved, each giving them the opportunity to transform young lives:

We tailor the nature of our relationships to the suit the employer and ensure it best reflects what they’re hoping to achieve with us.

We were shortlisted at the 2020 and 2021 Charity Times Awards for ‘Charity of the Year’ and won ‘Corporate Partnership of the Year’ in 2020 for our work with Citi.

our programmes

Career Starter
Our trusted foundation of bite-sized assembly, tutorial and classrooms resources for every student, all mapped to Gatsby benchmarks.

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Career Builder
Volunteer-led employer engagement opportunities, including group mentoring and workplace visits, that leverage the power of our network.

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Career Ready
A complete ‘Career Ready’ programme for post-16 students including one-to-one mentoring and real experiences of the world of work.

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Career Ready
A two-year programme that empowers young people in S5/S6 to kick-start their career through paid internships, mentoring and more.

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Our impact

Real people, real change

As a social mobility organisation, we believe in supporting young people who face extra barriers in education and employment.

Last year we transformed the lives of 73,000 young people across all our programmes.

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of Career Ready students go into positive destinations.
of Career Ready students said the programme raised their aspirations.
of Career Ready students said that communication & networking is now a skill strength.
our impact
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To find out more about our employer partnerships, their value, and the different ways we can work together, get in touch with our Business Development team: