Career Accelerator tackles educational disadvantage in the UK.
It is an education business that helps talented 13-17 year old state school students from diverse backgrounds prepare for careers in the digital sector.
Career Accelerator works with a portfolio of leading digital firms ranging from fast-growing tech startups to some of the world’s biggest digital firms. It tackles the lack of real-world career support in schools through its four-month career programme, providing weekly employer workshops, monthly one-to-one mentorship and arranging meaningful work placements.
Career Accelerator helps students enhance their post-18 prospects, while supporting businesses to upskill their staff, recruit top talent and meet their corporate social responsibility (CSR) objectives.
Career Accelerator differentiates itself from its competitors due to its focus on preparing diverse students for jobs in the fast-growing digital sector and its holistic career programme working in collaboration with digital businesses.
Founder Mayur has a background in social enterprise, frontline work and consulting. He is driven by empowering talented young people from diverse backgrounds to become the future leaders of society.
At 19, Mayur set up a business providing affordable housing in Nepal. After university, he interned with Balloon Kenya helping entrepreneurs set up businesses. Mayur acts as a Mentor to three Enactus Teams in the UK, volunteers with Stonewall UK and was the Business School President at the University of Nottingham. Mayur has also worked as a consultant to East Thames in Barking and Dagenham and as a staff member in a South London school, inspiring Career Accelerator.
Career Accelerator’s advisory board is made up of leading experts in the fields of education, technology, social enterprise and investment. This gives Career Accelerator a pool of expertise to draw on in their mission to tackle educational disadvantage in the UK.
Career Accelerator aims to tackle educational disadvantage in order to shape a fairer and more efficient society, where everyone wins.
Students involved in Career Accelerator learn about career opportunities in the digital sector, develop realistic and ambitious career goals and enhance their post-18 prospects.
Further to that, Career Accelerator’s long-term goal is to empower young people from diverse backgrounds to become the future leaders of an increasingly digitalised job market and improve state school representation in positions of power in society.