Make a big difference to the lives of young people

Partnering with Career Ready gives you the chance to help students grow in confidence and gain essential skills for work, but much more.

You’ll also find that the experience has positive effects on your employees and business.

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We’ve hosted more than 80 Career Ready interns and have recruited 36 of them to full time roles - six of whom are on apprenticeships. It has saved us over £180,000 on agency and recruitment fees – that’s about as real as it gets. Career Ready has given St James’s Place great access to talent and interns that have bags of enthusiasm and energy. I would recommend employers of any size get involved…the benefits far outweigh the small investment in time and effort.

Rob Hawkins, St James's Place Wealth Management

There are a number of reasons why hundreds of companies have become Career Ready partners.


We have over a decade of success working with employers to prepare young people for the world of work. Our partners know they will be well supported and are joining an effective programme that has quality assurance measures built in.

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The approach with Career Ready is that we are working together to define and develop the programme in Perth & Kinross. It is being done ‘with us’ rather than ‘to us’.

John Stewart, HR Director, SSE Plc


From local mechanics to multi-national banks, no one else can match Career Ready for the range and size of businesses that work with us.

We would encourage all businesses to engage with Career Ready. They have the potential to help us all to make a good and positive difference. On top of that, they are great people to work with!

Kate Willard, Corporate Affairs Director at the Stobart Group.


Whether you want to mentor a student, host a tour of your workplace, give a masterclass at a school or provide a paid summer internship, you choose what best suits your business and your employees.

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We are a national charity, so wherever your business is based we will be able to connect you with Career Ready schools, giving you unique access to a pool of motivated young talent.

Working with Career Ready students can be a transformational experience both for them and for you. Start making a difference today.

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