Create opportunities, support social mobility, and showcase your business to young people from low-income backgrounds.

How do we work with employers?

We design, deliver and evaluate a number of employability programmes. The programmes are varied, but are all structured to create local career awareness, provide employability skills training, paid work experience and one-to-one mentoring to our young people.


We will work with you to develop a bespoke programme, supporting your organisation to raise awareness of your sector and recruit young talent. We will offer training and support, enabling you to spend meaningful, structured time with young people from low socioeconomic backgrounds.


Please note all employers will be subject to an independence check, and UK audit clients of EY may be subject to some independence restrictions. We are also dedicated to safeguarding our young people and DBS checks and training will be required for all involved.



Why work with the EY Foundation?

  • Grow your talent pipeline
  • Increase diversity in your organisation and across your sector
  • Meet your goals of investing in your people, your community and the future of the workforce
  • Boost the skills and experiences of your employees, giving them the opportunity to mentor, support young people and give back to the community
  • Become a sector leader in demonstrating how employers can work with young people
  • Benefit from insights into what matters to young people and your future employees
  • Position your organisation as an attractive employer


Partnering with the EY Foundation was a no-brainer, they get our vision. They’ve delivered with incredible drive, energy, professionalism and enthusiasm.
Social mobility is a priority of ours…EY Foundation do the recruitment of talented young people that we wouldn’t otherwise reach. The quality of the programme was excellent.

Ways to get involved

EY Foundation operate out of four hubs in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow. Programmes can be delivered face to face near these locations, or virtually elsewhere in England and Scotland.

Choose an option that works for your business needs and goals, and please get in touch to find out more.

1. Fund a bespoke employability programme

We will work with you and your employees, supporting you to establish your own programme.  Get in touch and we can tell you more about the opportunities on offer.

2. Join an existing multi-employer programme

Work alongside other businesses to offer a sector-based programme. We currently run these for the Tech, Security and Banking sectors. Get in touch to find out more.

Some of our current partners

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Looking for more ways of collaborating?

Perhaps you have employees looking to volunteer or help with fundraising. Visit our dedicated pages to learn more.