There is the mistaken belief that there are no opportunities out there for young people. Career Ready is a massive opportunity to make connections, learn about work, gain experience and to help figure out what it is you want to do in the future.

Shawnie Wright, Career Ready student, Glasgow

Career Ready is an amazing opportunity, putting students like you directly in touch with employers from all areas of work. Whatever you want to do with your life, Career Ready can give you the skills and experience you need to get the career you want.

Starting in S5 and continuing in to S6, we offer students a structured programme of masterclasses, workplace visits and mentoring that fit around your school studies, as well as  a paid four or five week summer internship between S5 and S6. Forget traditional ‘work experience’, this is your chance to become a valued team member, put the skills you’re learning into practice and find out what work’s really all about.

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My internship is definitely one of the best things that I have done, and I am grateful to Petrofac and to Career Ready for giving me the opportunity. My confidence in both my work and personality has grown a significant amount, thanks to the experience and those who I was working with.

Joanne Nazareno, Kincorth Academy, Aberdeen

Our highly successful programme has been running for over a decade, and hundreds of  volunteers from 150 businesses in Scotland are waiting to help you. We have experts from every kind of organisation – from the third sector to multi-nationals, including FTSE 100 companies. 

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When you join Career Ready you will get:

  • A mentor from the world of work to act as a guide, sounding board and critical friend, and who will help shape your programme experience
  • The chance to develop employability skills, social skills and your confidence/self-esteem
  • An increased awareness of jobs and career possibilities

Before I joined Career Ready I had little motivation and thought the things I wanted in life would come to me. I was going through a tough time, lacked motivation and was considering dropping out of school. Now I plan to study social sciences and start a charity of my own. They motivated me to become the best I can be.

Morven Petrie, Career Ready student, Glasgow

So think big, because 97% of Career Ready students go on to university, college or straight into employment.

If you don’t just want to work, but want a career:

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