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.

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




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.

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