Career Matters (CM) 1 is a social enterprise, providing career services and developing the future workforce through face-to-face and digital solutions.  Enabling social mobility is the foundation for every partnership solution that Career Matters supports across education, health, social care and industry sectors.   

As a social enterprise, we have a particular focus on lived experience communities, including children who are in local authority care, young people and adults who have left care and individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system.  Both of these communities face the cliff edge of care and we seek to create a support system to connect them into futures with hope and opportunity.    

Our partnerships utilise design thinking, innovation and collaboration to improve social mobility and workforce development.  Supporting education, employers and individuals for the Future World of Work.  The demands of the future workforce require new ways of working, training and attracting talent.  The dedicated team at Career Matters are skilled professionals at implementing innovative projects which seek to democratise access to education and employment. 

Examples of our work can be seen here at the Lived Experience Charter and Thrive projects.

Career Matters creates innovative career and skill development programmes across all levels to improve social mobility and pathways into exciting careers.  Harnessing digital technology to improve access to skills and support educators, practitioners, and employers.

About Us

Career Matters was established in 2016 as a career, education, and skills advisory service provider, committed to harnessing technology to improve services. 

Led by an experienced team of skilled professionals across education, careers, vocational and industry.  Supported by a Board of Advisors and championed by our Ambassadors Board, the team are dedicated, passionate and bring significant experience supporting partners to improve recruitment pathways, talent development, innovative projects and ideas. 

The wider team of career coaches, mentors, researchers, health and justice, criminal justice and care experienced specialists are committed and passionate to improving outcomes.  Our representation of Lived Experience across the team, all professionals in their own right is 83%.  This provides a significant support mechanism in connecting with our communities. 

Our Team

Covid Update

Our services have continued throughout Coronavirus (Covid-19). Our services can be delivered online and necessary measures will be put in place when planning for delivery on site. If you have any questions please email us at