Why we exist

We believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to kick-start a rewarding future.

However, the futures of far too many young people are determined by background, not potential.

We exist to change this by connecting young people to the world of work.

“At every stage of the life-cycle we are losing gifted people who could be participating more in our society… We must act decisively to change it.”

The Social Mobility Commission: The State of the Nation Report 2018-19

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Almost half of students say they’re less likely to find a graduate job because of Covid– COVID-19 Impacts: Access to the Workplace; The Sutton Trust
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The most advantaged young people in Scotland are three times more likely to enter Higher Education – End of Cycle Report 2018; UCAS
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There has been a 36% decrease in apprenticeship starts by disadvantaged students in England since 2015 – Apprenticeships & Social Mobility; The Social Mobility Commission
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Britain’s elite are five times more likely to have attended private school – Elitist Britain 2019; The Sutton Trust
Our Mission

Empowering young people

It’s our mission to boost social mobility by empowering young people and giving their talents a platform to flourish from. We work with young people, schools, and colleges who face the barriers in education and employment which cause their talents to often go undiscovered.

Through our employer-led programmes we provide young people with a network of support, workplace experiences, and insights into the world of work, helping them to kick-start their futures.

And by prioritising areas, schools, colleges, and young people who need our support the most, we’re able to make a difference where it truly matters.

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of Career Ready students go into positive destinations.
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of teachers said that our Career Starter sessions enhanced prior learning.
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of Career Ready students said that communication & networking is now a skill strength.
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We help schools reach 7/8 Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Careers Guidence.
WHAT WE DO
our young people
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