Choose from short-term to longer-term commitments to suit your schedule and business. Whatever volunteer role you decide to take, as you guide students on their journeys to the world of work, you will find that you and your colleagues are also on a unique journey of development.
Becoming a Career Ready mentor is a fun, flexible way to inspire a young person, unlock their true potential, and guide them through the early stages of their career journey.
Meeting regularly over a 12 month period, you support their studies with advice and real-life experience. Mentoring is also a great opportunity for you to develop your own coaching skills and spot future talent.
Getting involved with our paid internship programme enables your organisation to help shape the future workforce, build a diverse talent pipeline, and develop the skills of your employees. Offering a Career Ready student a 140 hours internship gives you the chance to boost social mobility, bridge the skills gap and develop a talent pipeline.
Workplace visits are an exciting and time-sensitive way for you to help young people. It’s often the first time our students have entered a workplace and it’s an experience that can have a deep effect on them. Hearing their reactions to your familiar day-to-day environment can also make you see your own business in a new light.
This is the chance for you, as a volunteer, to meet students in their schools and talk to them directly about your experience and expertise.
Whether it’s a one-off, once a year or more regular activity, you will find that delivering a masterclass is the perfect way for you to broaden the horizons of young people in your local area and get them interested in your business or industry.