Accent Bias in Britain
Accent Bias in Britain shares expert research on accent bias, its role in recruiting, and free online anti-bias training.https://accentbiasbritain.org/ Find out more
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Accent Bias in Britain shares expert research on accent bias, its role in recruiting, and free online anti-bias training.https://accentbiasbritain.org/ Find out more
Access Accountancy is a collaboration of more than 25 accountancy firms, professional bodies and organisations dedicated to improving access to, and progression within, the accountancy profession for young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds in the UK.https://www.accessaccountancy.org Find out more
The Aspiring Solicitors Foundation is a social mobility charity providing crucial and timely financial assistance to young people who are aspiring solicitors.http://www.theasf.org.uk Find out more
Babbasa empowers under-represented young people to achieve their aspirations.https://babbasa.com/ Find out more
Blackbullion is a fintech devoted to helping young people find success through financial wellness.https://business.blackbullion.com/corporate-scholarships/ Find out more
The Bridge Group is a non-profit consultancy supporting organisations of all kinds with independent expertise, research and practical know-how to enable them to make real and lasting impact on socio-economic diversity and social equality.https://www.thebridgegroup.org.uk Find out more
Brightside run online mentoring programmes, which help young people make confident and informed decisions.http://brightside.org.uk/ Find out more
Business in the Community is the oldest and largest business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business.https://www.bitc.org.uk Find out more
We empower young people who face socio-economic barriers, providing them with the skills, self-esteem, and support networks to achieve their potential in life.http://www.careerready.org.uk Find out more
The Careers & Enterprise Company exists to prepare and inspire young people for the fast-changing world of work by creating career opportunities and connections to potential employers.https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk Find out more
Catch22 is a charity delivering and reforming public services across the UK. Our vision is a strong society where everyone has a good place to live, a purpose and good people around them. Access to these three basic things is fundamental to transforming lives and communities. We supported more than 120,000 people last year through our 123 services all over the UK. Our 1,689 colleagues were supported in their vital work by 122 volunteers.https://catch-22.org.uk Find out more
We exist to make sure that progression is not determined by privilege.https://causeway.education/ Find out more
Channels is a charity working with East Midlands schools to widen access to higher education and the professionshttp://www.ChannelsCharity.org Find out more
Children’s University is a charity that works in partnership with schools to develop a love of learning in children.http://www.childrensuniversity.co.uk Find out more
A charity improving social mobility by providing over 670 transformative school boarding places each year for young people aged 11-18 from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.https://www.christs-hospital.org.uk Find out more
The Chartered Institute of Personnel Development is the main professional body to accredit and award professional human resources (HR) qualifications. The CIPD’s qualifications are the recognised professional standard for HR and training specialists working across the UK’s public, private and charity sectors. The CIPD provides HR training on collecting and analysing people’s data.https://www.cipd.co.uk Find out more
Commercial Break is a transformation agency focused on increasing working class representation in the creative and marketing industries.https://www.commercialbreak.org.uk Find out more
Leading arts and social justice organisation creating greater socio-economic diversity in the creative industries.http://www.cultureofcommon.co.uk Find out more
Creative Mentor Network is a charity supporting young people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds into careers in the creative industries through mentoring. Our mission is to create fair access to creative industry careers for young people from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
Through access to a trained mentor, networking opportunities and support finding employment, young people build their networks and develop their understanding of the career paths available so they can make informed decisions about their future and achieve their potential.
Our model is designed so that everyone wins: career opportunities for young people; training for employees; and access to diverse talent for businesses.www.creativementornetwork.or Find out more
The EY Foundation works with a range of employers to provide young people facing barriers to entering the workplace with the professional employability skills, support, business experience, network and opportunities to succeed.https://eyfoundation.com/uk/en/home.html Find out more
Future Frontiers is an award-winning education charity that supports young peolple from disadvantaged background to access high-quality post-16 education or training.https://www.futurefrontiers.org.uk Find out more
An award-winning social enterprise that partners with employers looking for qualified diverse talent to offer work experience, placements, mentoring and direct access to industry to connect talent with worthwhile career opportunities.
Our mission is to support people to be the best that they can be and increase the diversity of the UK workforce at all levels in industry.http://www.generation-success.com Find out more
I have a voice (IHAV) equips young people who are under-represented in public policy related roles with the skills and confidence to thrive. It also works with employers to remove barriers to entry.http://www.ihaveavoice.org.uk Find out more
We are a not for profit social enterprise that connects schools serving the lowest income families and businesses at a leadership level to improve skills, awareness and confidence in order to transform outcomes and opportunities for young people from lower socio economic groups.https://www.inspirationforall.org.uk Find out more
Inspiring the Future addresses social mobility through introducing children and young people to a diverse range of volunteers from the world of work, breaking down stereotypes and broadening horizons.
Our online platform enables employees to register to volunteer and be connected directly to schools providing a simple and flexible approach that our research shows has real impact.
IES is an independent, apolitical, international centre of research and consultancy in public employment policy and HR management.https://www.employment-studies.co.uk Find out more
IntoUniversity provides local learning centres in the heart of disadvantaged communities where young people are inspired to achieve and has supported over 100,000 students since 2002.http://www.intouniversity.org Find out more
Investment20/20 helps drive a forward thinking, responsible and inclusive investment industry, where every firm attracts, develops, and retains talented people from all backgrounds.
Our industry led trainee programme provides entry level opportunities into investment management careers. More than 60 investment management firms support our work.
Making The Leap is a London-based charity that improves social mobility by raising the aspirations of, and increasing opportunities for, young people between the ages of 11 and 25.https://www.makingtheleap.org.uk Find out more
Movement to Work works with employers to find the best solution for their organisation; either in-house, with delivery through their own resource, or through a training provider, to support them in delivering their programme.https://www.movementtowork.com Find out more
At Moving Ahead, we are on a mission to revolutionise the world’s workplaces, by advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.
We create inclusive organisations, leading the way with mentoring programmes that connect people together and storytelling that inspires and develops leaders.
We connect young people with opportunities where they are supported and inspired to become positive change-makers in their own lives.http://www.mybigcareer.org Find out more
With over 150 organisational members NEON is the professional organisation supporting those involved in widening access to higher education (HE). NEON enables those working to widen access to HE at all levels and in all sectors to affect change in their own organisations and communities.https://www.educationopportunities.co.uk Find out more
PressPad is an award-winning social enterprise that aims to diversify in the British media industry.https://www.presspad.co.uk Find out more
PRIME is an alliance of law firms across the UK and Republic of Ireland determined to improve access to and social-economic diversity within the legal profession.http://www.primecommitment.co.uk Find out more
ReachOut is a mentoring charity supporting young people from disadvantaged communities with one-to-one mentoring.https://www.reachoutuk.org/ Find out more
The Social Mobility Business Partnership (SMBP) is an award winning charity which unites circa 600 volunteers from over 130 organisations accross the UK to address issues related to low income and employment prospects.https://www.smbp.org.uk Find out more
We work to help state schools get equal access to high quality work experience and school talks.http://www.s4snextgen.org Find out more
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO London) is a UK-registered charity delivering superior educational, training, and mentoring support to young people from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds. SEO London programmes focus on pre-professional development (Schools programmes), career access (Careers programmes) and long-term success within elite global industries (Alumni programmes). Launched in 2000, SEO London has subsequently delivered two decades of transformative leadership in the UK workplace diversity and inclusion segment. Thousands of SEO London alumni now work in the UK and global corporates and firms, many holding senior leadership positions.
SEO London goes far beyond recruitment operations to create a lasting and powerful community of diverse talent with over 9,000 registrants from more than 120 UK universities. Our holistic training helps candidates to succeed deep into their careers. Our charitable mission and structure magnify our impact by permitting us to engage with more than 8,000 alumni in our training and mentorship programmes. SEO London engages with a gender-balanced mix of ethnically diverse candidates with strong academic performance, social-mobility-qualifying characteristics and demonstrated interest in the industries we work with.https://www.seo-london.org/ Find out more
Talent RISE helps young people facing barriers to employment to prepare for, access and sustain supported employment and work experience opportunities, where-ever possible in the digital-tech sector.https://talentrise.org/ Find out more
A skills campaigning charity of a dynamic movement of nearly 500 employers committed to earn & learn as part of building and developing the workforce they need as part of a socially mobile, prosperous and cohesive nation. The Club exists to help its members and all employers increase further the number, quality and range of earn & learn opportunities across the UK. By joining The 5% Club, members aspire to achieve 5% of their workforce in earn and learn positions (including apprentices, sponsored students and graduates on formalised training schemes) within five years of joining.https://www.5percentclub.org.uk/ Find out more
The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) is the expert membership organisation for higher education student career development and graduate employment professionals.https://www.agcas.org.uk/ Find out more
The Brilliant Club is a UK charity promoting fair access to highly-selective universities by placing PhD students and Post-Docs into state schools.http://www.thebrilliantclub.org Find out more
A social mobility charity working with both young people and employers to drive positive change in the workplace.https://www.thebrokerage.org.uk Find out more
We are a social mobility charity working to reduce the impacts of socioeconomic inequality on disadvantaged young people in the UK.
We believe that talent and potential – not background – should be what determines a young person’s success.
A social mobility organisation that works with employers, schools, and universities to develop the next generation of diverse leaders in property and the wider built environment sector.https://thelandcollective.com Find out more
We help sixth-formers in ex-industrial Yorkshire access leading universities.http://linacreinstitute.org Find out more
The Marketing Academy Foundation secures paid, year-long marketing apprenticeships at leading companies for talented and ambitious young people from challenging backgrounds who just need a ‘leg up’ to get going. We provide end-to-end support and coaching using a person centred approach to ensure you get the best possible start.https://tma-foundation.org/ Find out more
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps young people to develop the confidence and skills they need to realise their ambitions, so that they can live, learn and earn.https://www.princes-trust.org.uk Find out more
The SMF supports high-achieving young people from low-income backgrounds into university and the professions and also runs the Social Mobility Employer Indexhttp://www.socialmobility.org.uk Find out more
The Sutton Trust champions social mobility from birth to the workplace through agenda-setting research, policy influence and evidence based programmes for young people to promote access to university and the professions.https://www.suttontrust.com Find out more
Independent education charity offering a range of fully funded opportunities to schools and colleges nationally.https://www.talentfoundry.org.uk/ Find out more
Established as a charity since 2018, The Talent Tap (1183124) is a high performing organisation making a real difference to the lives of young people experiencing poor social mobility in predominantly rural and coastal communities across the country.
Our mission is to reach out to talented school leavers from social mobility cold spots offering them the training, work experience, networks, and confidence they need to succeed.
Our goal is equal access to professional jobs for young people, regardless of socio-economic background
The UK Social Mobility Awards are about making the advancement of social mobility a key part of how organisations are run in this country.https://www.somo.uk Find out more
Founded over 100 years ago, UK Youth is a leading national charity that exists to ensure all young people aged 9-25 are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. UK Youth provides young people with life skills, delivered through a network of local youth organisations which make up the UK Youth Movement.https://www.ukyouth.org/ Find out more
The University of East London prepares its students for jobs of the future. It has been pioneering futures since 1898.https://www.uel.ac.uk Find out more
An award winning national charity that work in close partnership with employers and universitieshttps://upreach.org.uk/ Find out more
A national youth leadership development organisation that champions critical issues surrounding diversity, social mobility and equality.https://www.uprising.org.uk/ Find out more
Uptree is an online professional network & careers platform. We inspire and motivate young people with information on different career pathways, whilst up-skilling and connecting future talent with employers for face to face events and opportunities.
Our mission is to put industry at the forefront of careers education and for all young people to have access to opportunities to connect with multiple professionals before they leave education.http://uptree.co Find out more
We believe that giving meaningful opportunities, combined with ongoing support and care, transforms young people’s futures. Our mission is to give new opportunities in life and work to under-served young people in our local communities through the provision of a totally holistic programme which includes 26 weeks of paid employment. This programme helps to address any gaps the young person may be experiencing in maturation, aspiration, confidence, care and skills.http://www.wemindthegap.org.uk Find out more
Yes Futures specialises in extra-curricular personal development programmes for disadvantaged young people.http://www.yesfutures.org Find out more
Young Urban Arts Foundation is a charity helping vulnerable and disadvantaged young people go places. It engages with young people through music and other arts, not only helping them learn new skills but also to build confidence, self-esteem and self-worth.https://www.yuaf.org Find out more
Youth Employment UK is a not-for-profit, independent organisation that puts young people at the heart of its work, all of our services have been co-designed with young people and our research and insight is based on the direct responses from the thousands of young people in our network.https://www.youthemployment.org.uk Find out more
Youth Futures Foundation is the What Works Centre for youth employment. It aims to narrow employment gaps for young people facing the greatest challenges by identifying what works and why and investing in evidence generation to improve policy and practice.https://youthfuturesfoundation.org/ Find out more
Zero Gravity is a tech startup that mentors high potential, low-opportunity talent, propelling them into top universities and world class careers.https://zerogravity.co.uk Find out more
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