Businesses and employers have a pivotal role in giving young people the opportunity to explore their options and succeed in the world of work.

Our research confirms how much experiences with employers help to prepare young people for their futures. There are many ways your business can inspire young people by connecting them with work experiences and workplace opportunities.

Get involved as a business

Employers are key when it comes to providing real life experiences for young people to learn more about the world of work. As a business you could: 

  • promote your existing work experience opportunities for young people through our network of Enterprise Coordinators
  • apply to be a Cornerstone Employer. Cornerstone Employers set the standard for meaningful work experience, promoting social mobility and delivering employer mentoring in their local areas.

Why get involved? Businessses in our network can make deeper connections in the community, build their reputation and improve the employability of young people in their area. 

Get involved as a business

Express your interest in being a Cornerstone Employer

Volunteer as an individual

You could volunteer your time in a way that suits you to make a huge impact on young people in your area:

  • become an Enterprise Adviser and work directly with a local school or college to increase engagement with business
  • explore the mentoring opportunities that are available in your local area

Why volunteer? Becoming a business volunteer can help you network, promote your work in the community and develop your skills.

Become an Enterprise Adviser

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