How upReach helps less-advantaged students get jobs in banks

Sarah Butcher from eFinancialCareers interviews CEO, John Craven.

John discusses how upReach helps combat privileged students’ advantages by supporting undergraduates from less-privileged backgrounds to secure top jobs. Theoretically banks and other professions are meritocratic, however in reality there are increasingly more elites in the field. Whilst academic research suggests that there are a lot more students from less-privileged backgrounds getting into good universities, this hasn’t been accompanied by an increase in those students securing top graduate jobs when they leave. For many students, this is because their focus is on their degree where thinking about work experience comes later.

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