To understand Field Ready’s beginnings, we must start with three questions: 1). Why is the journey from education into employment so challenging for young women and men, when there is high demand from employers to find and retain people close to their operations? 2). How can we ‘bridge the gap’ to help determined and enthusiastic education leavers get decent jobs with companies who will support their development? 3). What do companies need to do differently to get the very best from their new hires and retain them in the business?
Field Ready’s founders were determined to answer these questions. In 2015 they worked with a handful of companies to design, fund and run a single employability programme at a technical university in Ghana. 100% of the programme candidates walked straight into great jobs. Many of them still work for the companies who hired them. From that moment, Phil Andrews and Peter Mackenzie Smith built a unique team and a remarkable business. It has supported companies to hire, upskill and retain thousands of young women and men who gain meaningful, successful careers close to where they live. Today, Field Ready has offices across Africa. Our clients are some of the fastest growing businesses on the continent as well as large and established international corporations. They all have one thing in common: a desire to partner with us to find, train and retain great young women and men.