Career Ready

Career Ready & Impetus

Part of the Connect Fund: a partnership with The Centerbridge Foundation, Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy, The Towerbrook Foundation, Sainsbury's and Bain & Company

This partnership will enable us to accelerate our growth and impact in the next stage of our strategic journey, ensuring that more young people are able to access the workplace opportunities and support they need to achieve their potential in life.”

– Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa, CEO, Career Ready

The need: Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are twice as likely to be out of employment than their better-off peers.

Our charity partner: Career Ready works in 30 out of the 50 most disadvantaged Local Authorities in England, making a transformational difference to young lives, boosting their social mobility, attainment, and wellbeing through mentoring, paid internships, skills masterclasses, workplace visits, and wider careers activities.

Our impact: Impetus is supporting Career Ready to grow the number of paid internships so it can reach more young people nationally, with targeted employability support.

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Connect Fund

We’re working to close the employment gap faced by young people from ethnic minority backgrounds.
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Sustained employment

Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are twice as likely to be not in employment, education, or training (NEET) as their better of peers. As co-chairs of the Youth Employment Group, we work to ensure these young people are not forgotten through the ups and downs of the economy.
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