Career Ready Career Ready is the national charity at the heart of a network of employers and educators who all believe that every young person, regardless of background, deserves the opportunity to kick-start a rewarding future. Career Ready was founded in 2002 by leading business figures with a mission: to boost social mobility by empowering young people and giving their talents a platform to flourish. Since then they’ve grown across the UK, working from Essex to Elgin, and connected 150,000 young people with employers and volunteers from the world of work. Over the last 18 years Career Ready has built up a network of 1,000 employer supporters and 3,300 volunteers annually who deliver a range of high-quality, careers focused programmes in 400 schools and colleges. They were shortlisted at the 2020 and 2021 Charity Times Awards for ‘Charity of the Year’ and won ‘Corporate Partnership of the Year’ in 2020 for our work with Citi. To find out more about Career Ready, please view their website here.