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Career Compass (previously named The Property Prize) was founded in 2019 with the aim of improving social mobility amongst young people. We try to promote business and entrepreneurial spirit in underprivileged communities. 

In 2021 we rebranded into Career Compass, which reflects the next steps in our evolution. Our focus is on supporting sixth form students to get into the career of their choice, ensuring that they are well educated on the different options available to them.

We help sixth form students from state schools get invaluable, and otherwise unattainable work placements in a variety of prestigious organisations. Career Compass recognises the importance of being immersed in a professional working environment, very often for the first time. We encourage our students to use these experiences on their CVs and university applications, allowing them to talk about their work placements first hand, convincing universities and employers that they are the right candidates for them.

We are glad to say that nearly all the organisations we have partnered with had no work placement scheme focusing on state school students in place and were delighted to participate. In reality, if such work placements are out there they are often taken up by privately educated students or those with connections. Often, very able state school students miss out due to a lack of access.

We also offer mentoring programs which range from CV workshops to career guidance and mock interviews to email etiquette classes. Much of this support is provided by senior professionals who volunteer their time and are often best placed to give such invaluable advice.

Since launching, we have reached out to over 150 state schools in London, partnering with dozens of schools and reaching out to over 10,000 students. We continue to receive really positive feedback from both employers and students. 

We believe that regardless of the student's background, given they are motivated and driven, they deserve a fair chance.

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