The Bupa Foundation, a charity funded entirely by Bupa, has been a valued Career Ready partner since 2021. In that time, together we’ve unlocked young talent, transformed lives, and helped Bupa in its mission to be a purpose-led employer.

At Bupa it’s not about where you’ve been, it’s about where you’re going. By offering paid internships to year 12 students, we’re able to offer young people vital work experience – enabling Career Ready students to stand out from the crowd when they apply for apprenticeships, graduate schemes or entry level roles in the future.

Jess Albone, ESG Communications Manager
How we work together

Since the launch of our partnership, Career Ready and The Bupa Foundation have worked together to support young people through paid internships, mentoring, skills masterclasses, career insight sessions, and workplace visits.

This year, 39 Bupa employees have become mentors providing one-to-one support for sixth-form students – while supporting them to apply for internships, University degrees and entry-level job roles. And after seeing the impact of hosting three interns in 2021, Bupa has significantly scaled up its internship programme for 2022. This summer, 37 students on the Career Ready programme will gain vital, paid work experience.

In addition, thanks to the support of The Bupa Foundation, we launched an internship investment initiative to boost social mobility and diversity in the third sector.

Partnership Impact

Gen Z Talent Recruitment

Research shows that Generation Z are attracted to businesses with social value. Through our partnership, we’ve supported Bupa in creating the inclusive, purpose-driven workplaces needed to help attract young talent.

Wellbeing & engagement

Through our our range of programme activities, Bupa have also been able to provide rewarding volunteering opportunities for their team, helping to boost staff wellbeing by making a difference in their local community.

Transforming young lives

Our partnership has helped transform the skills and confidence of young people, ensuring that they are able to kickstart their futures and thrive in education and employment.

of interns said their internship helped develop key employability skills
of interns said their internship had a positive impact on their life
of employers said their intern added value to their organisation
of employers would hire their Career Ready intern

Impact statistics based on Career Ready students as a whole. 

Find out more about our impact