We've built a network of over 100 Cornerstone Employers, all committed to working with schools and colleges in areas in need of support.

Cornerstone Employers work together with their networks, the wider business community and the local Enterprise Coordinator or Hub Lead, to ensure all young people in an area have the opportunities they need to be prepared and inspired  for the world of work.


The role of a Cornerstone Employer

A Cornerstone Employer can be a large or small business, and a local or national employer, provided they are:

  • Experienced in engaging with education.
  • Dedicated to investing time and resources.
  • Committed to working with other Cornerstone Employers.
  • Willing to galvanise their business networks.
  • Focused on sustainability and acts as an ambassador


Why become a Cornerstone Employer?

Becoming a Cornerstone Employer opens up many opportunities for your organisation and staff, such as:

  • Ensuring all young people in your area have the opportunities they need to be prepared and inspired for the world of work.
  • Giving back to your community and supporting the growth of your local economy.
  • Engaging and developing your current workforce.
  • Inspiring young people about your sector or industry.
  • Developing the skills required for your future workforce and building your talent pipeline. 


Express your interest in becoming a Cornerstone Employer

Cornerstone Employers are needed in Opportunity Areas and Careers Hubs. 

If becoming a Cornerstone Employer appeals to your business, please email employers@careersandenterprise.co.uk and our team will be in touch.

Alternatively, you can register your interest and we will be in touch. 

Register your interest