Career Ready

Career Ready

Career Ready is a national charity that links education with business to prepare young people for the world of work.

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7986 5494
Address: 25 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London
Postcode: E14 5LB
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.careerready.org.uk
Membership type:Charity <100 staff (£50+VAT pa)

What We Do

Career Ready is a national charity that links education with business to prepare young people for the world of work.

  • We work with students who have the potential to get a job or go to university but lack the networks, role models and confidence of their wealthier peers.
  • We fill that gap through a programme of regular contact, information and inspiration from people in work.

The Programme

  • We provide a two-year structured programme for 16-19 year-olds based on four pillars which allow them to develop the skills and attitudes essential for work.
    • Mentoring
    • Workplace visits
    • Masterclasses delivered by employee volunteers
    • Paid internships with national and local employers

Facts and Figures

  • In April 2014, statutory government careers guidance cited Career Ready as a “go-to” organisation for employer engagement.
  • We work with 180 schools and colleges across the UK who operate 180
  • Career Ready centres, the majority focussed on business and finance and STEM themes.
  • 85% of Career Ready students consistently progress to positive destinations
  • More than 5,500 students have graduated from the Career Ready programme since 2002.
  • We work with 4,000 volunteers from 1,400 employers large and small
  • One in five employer supporters has employed at least one Career Ready student.*

* Freshminds Research- Working with Young People: Benefits to Business 2013

What is a Career Academy?

What is a Career Academy?

A Career Academy is a programme that prepares students for the world of work.

Career Ready seeks STEM companies to host workplace visits now

Career Ready seeks STEM companies to host workplace visits now

Career Ready is actively seeking STEM organisations to support work place visits for the next talent pipeline.

23 January 2018Read in full

Mentor and mentee

Career Ready is seeking mentors now for STEM students

UK charity Career Ready is recruiting volunteer mentors now to support STEM students at local sixth forms and colleges across Cambridge. Could you make a difference to the life of a young person?

28 September 2016Read in full

STEM employability skills programme helps young people in Cambridge get Career Ready

The Career Ready STEM programme is now on offer to schools and colleges across Cambridge. The programme is employer led and develops the skills for careers success among participants.

18 February 2016Read in full