Ready for Work, Business in the Community's flagship employment programme, supports some of society's most disadvantaged people to enter employment, with business involvement every step of the way.
150 businesses in 16 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.
Thanks to support from players of People's Postcode Lottery, Ready for Work has transformed the lives of over 4,000 people through employment.
The people we support face multiple barriers to work. With help from the programme, many are able to overcome these barriers and enter employment.
Find out how your company and employees can support and benefit from Ready for Work, and how people can join or be referred to our programme.
Ready for Work: How to get involved >>
Delivery areas for Ready for Work
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Find out how Ready for Work operates, achievements so far, and the benefits businesses can expect from involvement with the programme.
Ready for Work: Achievements, offer and challenge to business >>