Schools

Career Ready gives my students more ownership of their destiny than anything else I’ve ever put them on.

Denise Crawford, Deputy Head Teacher, Cleveden Secondary School, Glasgow

Career Ready gives you the chance to transform your students’ lives by providing them with the real-life skills and knowledge they need for work. In Scotland we work with schools not colleges. We form a strategic partnership with a Local Authority and together develop a plan to engage secondary schools in their area over a period of time.

Aimed at 16-18 years-olds, the Career Ready programme sits alongside your students’ schools studies. Our employer volunteers provide  your students with one-to-one mentoring, masterclasses, workplace visits and a summer internship between S5 and S6  to help them bridge the gap between school and the world of work.

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I have been overwhelmed with the positive effect the Career Ready programme is having on our pupils. This is one of the best initiatives I have seen.

Norma Prentice, Head Teacher, Drummond Community High School, Edinburgh

The Career Ready experience can have a transformational effect on students and the way schools and employers work together. Students gain in confidence, while employers are often keen to widen their engagement with schools. 

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With great processes and highly professional people, Career Ready brings together the skills, energy and resources of employers, students and education partners, allowing us all to play to our strengths.

Gary Merrylees, Head of Talent, Diageo

Partnering with Career Ready can help you raise your profile in the local community and assist with the implementation and delivery of ‘Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce’ recommendations.   

We engage with a very wide range of employers from small, local businesses to multi-nationals and have over ten years’ experience of bringing schools and employers together to prepare young people for the world of work. 

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I am a great believer that the success of Career Ready is built upon positive working relationships with the businesses that support us, making sure that they feel valued and that both the school and organisations get something positive and meaningful from the work we do together.

Sue Cook, Deputy Head Teacher, Leith Academy, Edinburgh

Our tried and tested framework makes the process as easy as possible, so you can spend more time giving your students the opportunities they deserve. 

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