Career Ready Joins Forces with Site Visibility to Improve Workplace Opportunities for Young People

Career Ready have launched a partnership with SiteVisibility, a global leader in digital marketing based in Brighton, to boost social mobility.

The partnership will help to connect young people to the world of work and sees SiteVisibility creating and managing paid search campaigns free of charge to generate mentoring and work experience opportunities for young people in the Brighton & Hove region.

SiteVisibility have a strong track record of supporting young people in the local community and as a partner of Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, they provide local students with work experience and skill development opportunities, including a 3-month work experience programme for alumni of Eastbourne College.

By partnering with Career Ready, SiteVisibility are extending this commitment by becoming a key national driver in ensuring that, by 2021, 90,000 young people across the UK, are provided with the workplace skills and experiences needed to kickstart rewarding futures.

Career Ready volunteers are key to boosting social mobility as, through professional mentoring and other employment activities, they help young people to develop the key skills and experience needed for success.

98% of Career Ready graduates go onto a positive destination after leaving sixth form or college, compared to the national average of 89%.

Jason Woodford, SiteVisibility CEO said:

  • “SiteVisibility are delighted to launch a partnership with Career Ready and we look forward to playing an active role in helping them connect young people to the world of work.”
  • “SiteVisibility is a Google Partner and we are providing our Paid Search services free of charge to Career Ready; it’s one small but scaleable action we can take as a SME to help reduce skills shortages by attracting young talent into our thriving industry”
  • “Work experience is mission critical for young people who want to enhance their career choices. But getting useful work experience is incredibly difficult and that’s where Career Ready is helping to solve the problem at scale.”

Caroline Kandaya-Breakfast, South East England Regional Manager said:

  • "We’re delighted to be working in partnership with SiteVisibility. Their support will help mean that more young people will receive the mentoring and wider employment activities they need to kickstart a rewarding and successful career, and it will be key in helping us to support 90,000 young people, every year, by 2021. We are also looking forward to working with the SiteVisibility on a more local level in the Brighton area so that their team can support young people directly through mentoring and masterclasses on skills for career success."

Career Ready is a UK-wide charity which aims to make young people work ready by delivering a programme of mentoring, masterclasses, workplace visits and internships in schools and colleges across the UK. In the last academic year Career Ready supported 29,000 young people across the UK.

SiteVisibility is a full service, integrated digital marketing agency based in Brighton, with a SEO heritage stretching back to 2001.  

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Notes for Editors

Career Ready

Career Ready is a UK-wide charity that links schools and colleges with employers to help prepare young people for the world of work.

The programme is built on four pillars which give students regular contact with working people and places: face-to-face mentoring by someone in work; masterclasses to help develop key skills and attitudes needed in their future career; workplace visits that provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse of local and national employers; and work-based experiences and internships to allow students to put their learning into practice in a real work environment. Volunteering opportunities in all these areas of work are available.

Career Ready currently supports over 29,000 young people in over 300 schools across the UK, with more than 700 employers and approximately 4,000 employer volunteers delivering the programme

98% of young people on the Career Ready programme go onto a positive destination after graduation; 80% of employers say that Career Ready interns add value to their organisation; 99% of teachers say that Career Ready sessions enhance their students’ wider learning.

Career Ready is cited as an example of best practice for employer engagement in the latest statutory government guidance for both schools and colleges, as well as in the latest CBI Scotland report, Delivering Excellence - A New Approach for Schools in Scotland.

Site Visibility

SiteVisibility is a full service, integrated digital marketing agency based in Brighton, with an outstanding SEO heritage stretching back to 2001.  
They also run the one of the world’s most popular marketing podcasts on iTunes, the Internet Marketing Podcast. The show has over 464 episodes to date with marketing legends like Seth Godin & Tim Ferriss joining Andy White to share their knowledge and passion for digital marketing with tips and tricks for running successful digital marketing campaigns.
SiteVisibility are also co-founders of Europe’s largest SEO conference, BrightonSEO where 4k SEOs join up to learn from one another and to share industry knowledge.
You can contact SiteVisibility on 01273 733 433 or via the contact form on their site here. Alternatively, you can talk to either Scott Colenutt (Head of Digital) or Sean Nichols via the live chat function on the site or follow them on Twitter here.