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Cornerstone Employers

Cornerstone employers are a strategic body of employers who are invested in the successful and sustainable delivery of careers education through the West Yorkshire Careers Hub by providing strategic input and supporting careers education at scale across the region.   

The cornerstone employers work with their networks and the wider business community as part of an employer led leadership group to ensure all young people have opportunities to be prepared and inspired for the world of work. 

What do Cornerstone employers do?  

  • Collaborate with their business networks to increase the availability of high-quality workplace experiences for young people and to link employers to schools and colleges 
  • Work with other employers to share best practice and collaborate to have greater collective impact 
  • Invest time and resources to deliver projects to benefit young people’s careers education.
  • Act as an ambassador and champion for social mobility to support those who face the most barriers to reach their potential when they leave education 

Current Cornerstone employers

  • Covea 
  • PwC 
  • Turner & Townsend
  • Equans
  • Orean
  • Jacobs Engineering 
  • Morgan Sindall 
  • FDM 
  • Lloyds Banking Group 
  • Burberry 

We are looking for business representative from Health and Social Care, Creative, Digital and Green industries. Complete the enquiry form below to register your interest and one of the team will be in touch. 

Being a cornerstone employer allows me to work with likeminded people who are passionate about supporting the young people of West Yorkshire. As EQUANS is such a large business it gives me the opportunity to showcase what as a company we do and how we support the local communities

Amanda Broadhead, Equans

As a cornerstone employer we work with wider networks to ensure all young people in the area have the opportunities they need to be prepared, inspired and confident as they head into the world of work.

Phumuzile Ndlovu, Turner & Townsend

We became a cornerstone employer, as we recognise the value of providing careers advice and employer engagement activities as a vehicle to make a difference in the communities in which we operate.

Matthew Metcalfe, Covea

We became a cornerstone employer to help drive diverse talent across the tech industry and showcase the opportunities available to the young and developing talent in West Yorkshire and nationally.


For us at PwC, supporting skills development and social mobility is not just about who comes to work for us; it’s about supporting a much wider group of young people to help them progress as far as their talent and determination will take them - regardless of what path that might be.


Jacobs understands the importance of having a pipeline of diverse talent to ensure longevity of business success. We value the opportunity to work alongside delivery partners in the areas we operate within to develop said pipeline of diverse future employees