Career Ready

Career Ready

We believe that every young person should have the skills, confidence and opportunity to enjoy the rewarding future their talent deserves.

That’s why we work across the UK to connect young, undiscovered talent with employers through a range of programmes. By providing young people with key employability skills, new-found confidence and workplace experiences, we unlock talent, add value to employers, and level the playing field.

Last year, our network 5,000 volunteers from 1,000 employers helped to transform the lives of 69,000 young people in 400+ schools & colleges through the following activities:

– Mentoring
– Paid internships
– Masterclasses
– Workplace visits
– Careers in the Curriculum
– Assemblies
– Tutorials

98% of our young people go onto positive destinations after leaving our programme, with 72% of employers saying they would hire their Career Ready intern

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Social mobility masterclass for employers #6: Data

Data – the foundation of any diversity & inclusion strategy, with the Bridge Group In the last of our masterclass series on 3 December, we explored Data with the Bridge Group. This session followed the launch of our new guidance, which makes measuring socio-economic diversity in the workplace easier than ever – and we also […]

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The Social Mobility Commission welcomes the White Paper on further education and the importance of vocational skills.

21/01/2021

But we are also calling on #government to commit to extra funding, to ensure #schools and #colleges can plan for the long term. Our commissioner Alastair Da Costa, said:

“We welcome the drive to place #employers at the core of the programme (…) If employers work more closely with local schools and colleges this might also allow more individuals to stay where they grew up rather than moving away to get a better job.

However, extra long-term resources will be key to the success of these schemes. They cannot just be a sticking plaster to address the immediate devastating impact of #COVID on #jobs and #training.”

He also emphasised the need to focus on #students from the most #disadvantaged backgrounds, who receive the least training as adults yet face more barriers.

Read the Commission’s full response here https://lnkd.in/ggsVcvv

#socialmobility #whitepaper #education #FE #apprenticeships #learning #careers #employment

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