Cornerstone Employer

Hewett Recruitment are delighted to be named Worcestershire's first Cornerstone Employer, working in partnership with Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership to support young people in Worcestershire by becoming one of The Careers & Enterprise Company’sCornerstone Employers.

"Our mission is to prepare and inspire young people for the fast-changing world of work" - The Careers & Enterprise Company


Regular, meaningful encounters with employers is an absolutely vital part of preparing and inspiring young people for the world of work. We know that this kind of support means young people are less likely to be not in education, employment or training (NEET) when they leave school.

Becoming a Cornerstone Employer means we are committing to working together with our networks, the wider business community and schools and colleges to make this happen inv Worcestershire.


What is a Cornerstone Employer?

A Cornerstone Employer is a business that is invested in the successful and sustainable delivery of careers education for young people and commits to join a leadership group of local businesses to support the schools, colleges and young people in their area. The Cornerstone Employers work together with their networks and the wider business community to ensure all young people have the opportunities they need to be prepared and inspired for the world of work.

Cornerstone Employers may be large or small businesses, at local or national level, but it is important that they are:

  1. experienced in engaging with education and so can lead by example and share their experience with other businesses;
  2. dedicated to investing time and resource to benefit schools, colleges and young people;
  3. committed to working with other Cornerstone Employers in an Opportunity Area or Careers Hub;
  4. willing to galvanise their business networks in the area, to collaboratively meet the needs of schools, colleges and young people; and
  5. focused on sustainability and act as an ambassador and champion for social mobility.

Ben Mannion Hewett Recruitment WLEP Cornerstone Employer