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North Highland and upReach partner to improve social mobility

upReach and North Highland are delighted to announce a new partnership seeking to tackle the issue of differential progression of graduates into top professions based on their social background. In a year-long program, North Highland will lead four “sprints” throughout 2018. These volunteer efforts will enable upReach to accelerate its growth and increase its impact Read More

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Blog: upReach Alumnus Bhagya on his journey from Associate to Mentor

Bhagya Silva is an upReach and Exeter University alumnus. He is currently on the Civil Service Fast Stream Programme, having previously completed their Summer Diversity Internship Programme in the Department of Health whilst he was an upReach Associate. Why did you sign up to become a mentor with upReach? There are few things more fulfilling Read More

Associate Blog: Emily on what she gained from the KPMG Professional Experience Week

Emily is in her second year at Liverpool University studying Accounting and Management, and has been an upReach Associate since December 2016. Last July Emily spent 4 days in KPMG’s Canary Wharf office as part of the KPMG Professional Experience Week – here she shares her insights. What did you do at the Professional Experience Read More

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Associate Blog: Quinn on the benefits of the upReach Mentoring Programme

Quinn is studying Business and Management at the University of Exeter and is in his second year of being an upReach Associate. Last year he became Marketing Manager of the Exeter upReach Society and through upReach gained a place on the Deloitte Professional Experience week, before recently securing a marketing placement with GlaxoSmithKline. Quinn was Read More

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Associate blog: upReach team reaches the national final of the KPMG International Case Competition

This year, upReach secured the opportunity for three teams of Associates to enter the KPMG International Case Competition (KICC). Team members work together to solve a given business scenario, by choosing between several suggested solutions; presenting their recommendations for the client; and justifying their decisions when questioned by the judges. Competitors are held to the Read More

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Associate blog: Jali on Discover McKinsey and how upReach helped him secure this opportunity

Jali is in his second year of being an upReach Associate, and is currently completing the Consultancy Springboard. Last year he gained places on the Spring programmes at both McKinsey and Deloitte. As the Discover McKinsey programme opened for applications this week, Jali shares his experiences with Associates who are considering applying to the scheme. Read More

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Unpaid internships and living costs ‘prevent’ social mobility

Unpaid internships, combined with rising living costs, are shutting less-advantaged youngsters out of many careers, a social mobility study says. The Sutton Trust estimates that 40% of 70,000 internships undertaken annually are unpaid – but young workers need a minimum of £1,019 per month to live in London and £827 in Manchester. It has backed Read More