Case studies

KPMG

Work Ready is KPMG’s education programme to reduce geographical disadvantage by increasing skills, confidence and general career aspirations in social mobility coldspots.

Using an algorithm-based tool, the firm targets the most disadvantaged schools and delivers day-long workshops to students in years 9 and 10. Workshops are followed by an extensive support programme, focused on developing listening, speaking, problem solving, creativity, staying positive, aiming high, leadership and teamwork skills. Students are taught how to apply their skills in a professional environment and gain exposure to technological developments via KPMG’s partnerships.

Each year the firm supports 2,000 students. In 2019 it reached its 10,000th young person.