140 hours to transform a life

Career Ready is campaigning to increase the number of businesses offering 140 hour internships to students. We want to work with even more businesses to boost social mobility, bridge the skills gap and develop their talent pipeline.

Why our campaign matters

Career Ready’s 140 hours campaign shows the transformational impact of paid internships of four weeks on young people aged 16-19. We’re working with businesses to open up a world of opportunity to young people who have the potential to succeed but lack the networks, role models and confidence of their wealthier peers. 

We believe that a 140 hour internship benefits young people by enabling them to:

  • work as part of a team
  • complete a project
  • build confidence in the workplace.

A 140 internship also benefits employers by providing:

  • early management experience for staff 
  • fresh perspectives on, and new customers for, services and products
  • an effective testing ground for potential recruits to higher level apprenticeships.

Who are our supporters?

Career Ready’s 140 hours programme has the backing of major businesses across the UK including Citi, Santander, AstraZeneca, Freshfields, Standard Life, Diageo,  BP, DHL, Travelodge, S&P Global, Health Education England, RBS, SSE, Aviva, Wates, Centrica, Arcadis, Moody’s, Morgan Stanley, Holman Fenwick Willan, FHF, ARM and Leidos. Why not join them now and make a positive difference to your workplace?

Find out more

To find out more about how a 140 hour paid internship can benefit your business, contact Tim Bradshaw.