Career Ready is a social mobility charity focusing on students at schools and colleges in disadvantaged areas, giving them the confidence, skills, networks and opportunity to achieve their potential. Since 2002 Career Ready has run programmes which connect employers with young people aged 11-18 with mentors, internships, skills masterclasses and wider careers activities that prepare them for success in the world of work.
Last year, our network of 5,000 volunteers from 1,000 employers, large and small, have helped transform the lives of 45,000 young people in over 400 schools and colleges. Career Ready is also a partner of the Careers Enterprise Company, charged with implementing the national careers strategy in England as a ‘provider of high quality services’ to young people.
Career Ready makes a remarkable impact on the lives of young people. Their programmes are mapped to learning outcomes which reflect the skills, attitudes and behaviour which employers seek. They enable young people to navigate the careers and education landscape on leaving school or college. Career Ready’s mission is to ensure those from disadvantaged backgrounds are prepared for the world of work and make a successful transition from education to rewarding employment and a fulfilling future career.