We run a programme of support for hundreds of students from less-advantaged backgrounds. upReach help build your knowledge, soft skills, networks and work experience
Written application reviews, mock interviews, CV reviews, assessment centre prep, online test support and more! You can be supported by the upReach team and professional mentors from our Partner Employers
Gain exclusive access to events with upReach partners. From insight days, professional experience opportunities and mentoring, we give you the best our partners have to offer!
Be a part of the fantastic upReach Associate community where you can meet hundreds of other students from similar backgrounds across the country who can share their experiences, networks and skills with you
Run by the upReach team, workshops will give you the chance to have fun, build essential employability skills and meet other Associates
Ourexpertiseis supporting upReach Associates
to access top jobs in:
Audit & Tax
Hear from three upReach Associates
who've been supported in their professional development:
"Being an Associate helps you set out your career goals and builds your confidence to apply"
"I couldn’t have got my offer at Deloitte without upReach and my mentor at the firm"
"I would not have had the confidence to even apply, never mind get the offer!"
We offer two types of support based on which university you study at. Register below to find out what support you could get.
Access to career support, including:
On campus workshops
Exclusive partner events
Partner Employer application support
Access to targeted Partner Employer support including:
Application drafting and reviewing
Assessment centre preparation
Final round partner interview
Am I eligible?
To be an upReach Associate you need to:
Have a household incomebelow £42,620
Have attended UK state schools (only) since age 11 (or since age 14 if you were educated abroad before then)
Have achieved at least BBB in your top 3 A-Levels or an equivalent qualification (including Access to Higher Education courses)
Have achieved at least a C in GCSE Maths and English
Be over 18
Currently be an undergraduate that is in full-time study at a UK university.*
Not be studying social work or an NHS funded course (e.g. Nursing or Pharmacy)
* If you have completed your undergraduate course of study, or have graduated as of June 2016, then you are not eligible to apply.
In case you’re wondering, we’re a charity and never charge students for support. With only enough funding for a limited number of places, if oversubscribed, upReach use a range of criteria to choose associates that will most benefit from our support.
Interested in becoming an upReach Associate?
Please register below – it only takes 30 seconds!
We're committed to equal access to graduate jobs, regardless of social background
Laura manages our Rise and Aim Programmes and is for responsible for keeping our tech systems running smoothly, measuring our impact and managing our mentoring and alumni activities. She is a big fan of mountains, swimming outdoors, carrots and humous.
Kieran is on secondment from the Civil Service Fast Stream. Before joining upReach, she worked at the Treasury, DWP and the BBC. Kieran enjoys blizzards (both the snow and ice cream), dancing and mind-numbing sitcoms.
Eugene specialises in the Banking, Finance and Insurance sectors, working closely with Aviva and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He likes hockey, travelling and all things behavioural economics-related.
Carly assists with the day-to-day runnings of upReach; managing finances, supporting the Delivery team and tracking Associate applications. She joined upReach through a university internship. Carly loves cheesecake and Simon Cowell.
Stephanie joined upReach after working in the Corporate world for 25yrs and is working closely with our partner Deloitte. She is a primary school governor and enjoys ballet & spending time with her son.
upReach are grateful for support from their Technology Partners, JMAN Group and Aurum Info Solutions, who together provide a complete technology solution, helping upReach to deliver their service and measure their impact.