Ready for Work personal stories

Through Ready for Work, Business in the Community supports some of the most disadvantaged people to enter employment, with businesses involved every step of the way. So far, the programme has supported more than 3,500 people to find employment. Meet some of our most recent programme graduates.

Ian Duffy, BP, and Yvonne Baker, STEM Learning Ltd, discuss the challenges surrounding the retention of teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

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Updated: January 2018

Single mum Kara had been out of work for six years before she found out about...

Updated: January 2018
3M UK Fiskars Living Business Pearson AB Glass Ltd Fletchers Pennon Group ABB Ltd. FLR Spectron Ltd Perrett Laver Abellio Greater Anglia Ford Pertemps Ltd Aberdeen City Council...
Updated: December 2017

Regaining confidence through Ready for Work

Single mum Kara had been out of work for six years before she found out about...

Jason's story

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Two perspectives, one story: Ready for Work at Carillion's Southmead Hospital

Liam Agg, Asset Care and CAGM  Manager, Carillion

Liam...

Contact us about Ready for Work

Ready for Work operates in 16 locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and is managed locally in each location by a programme manager from BITC or one of our partners.

Nathan's journey into employment with our partners Marks & Spencer

28-year-old Nathan has worked...

Meet Jamie

Now a partner at Waitrose, Jamie* has been on quite a journe...

Employment Partnership projects

Drawing on the experience of delivering the Ready for Work programme, Business in the Community is working across the UK on projects that support people facing disadvantage to enter good quality employment.

Five trends that will help you win the fight for talent

Cath Sermon, Employment Director, Business in the Community

As the summer holidays end and businesses gear up for thei...

Andy's story

Like many Ready for Work participants, Andy had experienced homelessness when he wa...

Ready for Work in Scotland

Ready for Work offers businesses a structured means to support some of society’s most disadvantaged, socially isolated and vulnerable people back on their feet and into work whilst making solid business sense for all companies involved.

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