Career Ready is a UK wide charity linking employers with schools and colleges to open up the world of work to young people.
Career Ready offer a structured programme of employer engagement that enables schools and colleges to meet their statutory duty for careers. Career Ready work with experts in education and business to develop high quality, employer-endorsed materials, which deliver a set of Skills for Career Success to help our students compete with the best in the country.
Career Ready gives students from lower income families the confidence, skills and networks to achieve their potential. Through volunteering for Career Ready employers get a rewarding opportunity to develop their own presenting, coaching and management skills, and find the next generation of talented employees.
From the private, public and voluntary sectors, we have over a decade of successful working relationships with everyone from small, independent businesses to multi-nationals, such as Citi, Santander, Diageo, AstraZeneca, Freshfields and Lloyds Banking Group.
Hillhead High School are in their third year of this programme and have currently 4 S6 young people about to graduate from the programme and 5 S5 who are working toward their 4 week Internships in the summer.