Ready for Work, Business in the Community's national programme, supports some of society's most disadvantaged people to enter employment, with business involvement every step of the way.
150 businesses in 20 locations support Ready for Work participants through training, work placements and their progress into employment. In return, businesses benefit from cost-effective recruitment opportunities, stronger links with the local community and personal and professional development for employee volunteers.
We caught upp with Ready for Work Managers, Mike and Farhana, to discuss the highs and lows of the job, and why having a sense of humour is the key to success.
Business leaders, volunteers and Ready for Work participants talk about what the programme has meant to them.
Ready for Work Manager, Keisha Davidson, shares her top tips.
Information on how your company and employees can support and benefit from Ready for Work, and how people can join or be referred to our programme.
Hear from the people behind the numbers – read our volunteers' and beneficiaries' stories.
Details of how Ready for Work operates, achievements so far, and the benefits businesses can expect from involvement with the programme.
See which companies are supporting Ready for Work and find out more about our partners across the country.
Get in touch with the national team, or local team delivering Ready for Work near you.
Ready for Work operates in:
Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesborough, Newcastle, Nottingham Sunderland and Wolverhampton.