Career Ready, based near Linlithgow, gives young people with little family background of higher education or professional jobs, the confidence, skills and networks to achieve their full potential in the world of work. We do this using mentors, paid internships, workplace visits and masterclasses delivered by employer volunteers.
Our programme aims to bring together Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian employers and schools to open up the world of work to young people. By doing this we hope to increase the number of young people in work and boost social mobility.
Our win will allow us to engage 402 youngsters aged 15-18, recruit employers and track participants’ progress against our Skills for Career Success framework.