Business Benefits

Video courtesy of Aviva

Career Ready is a great opportunity to see our business through the eyes of a young person, who brought energy, asked questions, and allowed us to refocus our thinking going forward - and to identify talent of the future.

Julie Harbison, Technical Training Manager, Diageo plc

This is typical of what we hear from employers. Career Ready is a highly effective way to bridge the gap between education and the world of work, and it can also have a very positive impact on your business. Our participating employers report a range of professional benefits:

Networking with other employers

Our LABs (Local Advisory Boards) are comprised of business leaders from your area  and our mentors supporting students in a school come from a range of businesses  

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Developing teamwork and leadership skills – working with Career Ready students will also help you broaden skills that benefit you and your business.

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Career Ready in Scotland are making a difference to the lives of young people in Scotland, and making a contribution to the skills base on which business relies.

Kevin Roxburgh, Managing Director, Scottish Gas

Access to a pool of young talent

Not only can you transform the career prospects of young people, you could be mentoring your future employees.

It's perfectly possible that some of these students are State Street employees of the future.

Lisa Blay, State Street

Personal development

A survey found that 75% of our mentors experienced significant personal growth, benefitting relationships and communications, both in the workplace and at home.

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Raising your organisation’s profile within the community

Schools are the hubs of local communities. Partnering with Career Ready will get your business noticed.

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Working with Young People: Benefits to Business

Research conducted by Freshminds in 2013 into the benefits experienced by both employers and employees from working with Career Ready.