Become a Cornerstone Employer

Cornerstone Employers give strategic support to clusters of secondary schools and colleges to empower careers provision in an area.

What is a Cornerstone Employer?

What is a Cornerstone Employer?

As a Cornerstone Employer, your organisation will work with our regional teams, your business contacts and the wider business community.

Together, we will ensure that all young people in your local cluster of secondary schools and colleges have the opportunity to prepare for and feel inspired by the world of work.

Who can take on the role?

Our Cornerstone Employers are:
  • Experienced in engaging with education.
  • Dedicated to investing time and resources.
  • Committed to working with other Cornerstone Employers.
  • Willing to use their business networks.
  • Focused on sustainability and acting as ambassadors.

Why become a Cornerstone Employer?

  • Inspire young people about your sector or industry.
  • Build the talent pipeline for your industry or business.
  • Give back to your local community and economy.
  • Engage and develop your current workforce through volunteering.

What will you be doing?

  • Investing time and resources to benefit young people

  • Work with other Cornerstone Employers to share best practice

  • Collaborate with your business networks in the area to meet the needs of schools and colleges

  • Act as an ambassador and champion for social mobility

Hear from our
Cornerstone Employers

Anglian Water

Hear from Anglian Water about how becoming a Cornerstone Employer helped to develop their workforce.

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Rolls Royce

Hear from Rolls Royce about how they inspired young people about their industry.

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How to get involved

Register your interest and we'll be in touch to talk you through the role in more detail.

Register your interest