Preparing diverse young people for careers in the modern economy and supporting businesses to provide employee training, volunteering and marketing opportunities.


Our Partners

Career Accelerator helps provide meaningful training and volunteering opportunities to digital companies through school outreach opportunities, helping empower future business leaders, whilst nurturing tomorrow’s diverse talent.

Career Accelerator is supported by Teach First, LinkedIn for Good, Cambridge Social Ventures, The Young Academy and Year Here.

To date, Career Accelerator has collaborated with over 20 digital businesses and 30 schools. Career Accelerator is supported by Business Advisers who are experts in the education, digital and social enterprise fields.

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Giving tomorrow’s talent access and experience today.

Career Accelerator provides 14-30 year old young people with the opportunity to prepare for careers in the modern economy through real world career support, while enabling businesses to work with talented young people from diverse backgrounds.

The digital sector is creating jobs 2x as fast as the non-digital sector

60% of technical roles are filled by white people, but only 19% are filled by women and 1-2% black people

The overall proportion of girls doing STEM subjects drops off at A Level, with lower numbers of females compared to males being entered for all STEM subjects, except Biology

BAME students represent 19% of students studying STEM subject at University however out of these groups, Black and Bangladeshi students only made up 2% and 3% respectively

Half of bullied LGBT pupils (52 per cent) feel that homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying has had a negative effect on their plans for future education

Research by Vodafone and Out Now found that 41% of 18-25 year olds have gone ‘back into the closet’ within their first year of employment for fear of discrimination. 

Career Accelerator at Vodafone