The Careers & Enterprise Company exists to prepare and inspire young people for the fast-changing world of work by creating career opportunities and connections to potential employers.

We have built a national network to connect schools and colleges, employers and career programme providers. We are working on the ground with these schools and colleges to help create high-impact careers opportunities for young people.

Created as a social enterprise in 2015, our team blends expertise from education, business, the private sector, third sector, academia and government to help young people to build a rewarding career.

We are committed to collaborating with others and our network is growing rapidly. We are already working with half the schools and colleges in England and, through our investment funds, are on course to provide 500,000 young people with opportunities to interact with employers.

The government’s new Careers Strategy, launched in December 2017, puts us at the heart of driving forward careers provision for young people, giving us a core role in the implementation of the strategy.

What we do

Our four main areas of work are:

1. Building local networks: We are building a national network in collaboration with Local Enterprise Partnerships that connect schools and colleges to employers across the country.

2. Finding out what works: Our research draws together what is known about the best ways to prepare young people for the world of work.

3. Backing proven ideas: Our investment funds help the best ideas spread quickly and to develop best practice through the programmes.

4. Supporting careers and enterprise with technology: We are developing online tools to help schools and colleges optimise their careers and enterprise provision.