About us

"I was a frustrated and angry young man with a bad attitude. I knew that Career Ready was going to change my life and it really has." - Jephta Asamoah, Barking & Dagenham College 

We believe that every young person should have the skills, confidence and opportunity to enjoy a rewarding future. That's why we work across the UK to connect disadvantaged young people with the world of work, unlocking their potential and levelling the playing field. 

Since 2002, we have connected employers with schools & colleges to provide young people aged 14-18 with mentors, internships, masterclasses, and employer-led activities that prepare them for the world of work.

In 2018, our network of 5,500+ volunteers from 400 employers helped to transform the lives of 30,000 young people in 300+ schools & colleges. 

How we support young people 



Careers in the Curriculum 




Workplace visits

How you can get involved


Become a partner



Learn more about the difference we make to young lives across the UK, or get involved today and make a lasting difference. 

UK Impact Report 2018

Find out about the life-changing difference made by Career Ready in our 2018 Impact Report. 

Annual Report 2016

The Trustee Report and Financial Statements for 2015-16.

Safeguarding Policy

Due to the nature of Career Ready’s work and our interaction with young people, it is important that we have a safeguarding and child protection policy specific to the type of work we do, in order to ensure the best possible protection of young people.