Career Ready

Career Ready is a UK wide charity linking employers with schools and colleges to open up the world of work to young people.

Paid Summer Internships

Lasting a minimum of four weeks, the internship enables students to build crucial experience, which is vital in transitioning from education to rewarding employment.


A series of monthly meetings  with a volunteer from the world of work.Taking place in the mentor’s workplace or in college, each meeting lasts an hour and focuses on a different aspect of the student’s career and education journey.

All Career Ready mentors are DBS-checked and advised on safe-guarding principles and codes of conduct prior to being matched with a young person.


Taking place in college, a volunteer from the world of work will present to groups of students.

Each masterclass has a specific focus on a different career skill or pathway – from networking and communication to personal branding and interview success.


Students complete an online application form and are shortlisted for interview. They can choose between:

The Gold Package which includes the highly sought after paid internship, employer mentoring and masterclasses

The Silver Package - employer mentoring and masterclasses

The Bronze Package - attendance at the series of masterclasess