Rachel Glaze

Law firm extends social reach

Slaughter and May and upReach partner to launch legal sector access programme as firm builds on pioneering work in social mobility. The Law Springboard, which is a programme designed to improve access to the legal sector for high potential undergraduates from low socio-economic backgrounds, will support 90 students through personalised one-to one support, skills workshops, Read More

Rachel Glaze

Evening Standard: upReach Associate Tom Burgess and his mentor discuss the benefits of their relationship

upReach Associate Tom Burgess and his Deloitte Mentor Daniel Lister discuss the benefits that their mentoring relationship has brought in this Evening Standard article. upReach works with more than 30 top employers, as well as universities, to offer opportunities to broaden students’ horizons, help them understand different career pathways and develop skills. The mentoring programme Read More

Rachel Glaze

Institute of Student Employers: Contextualised Grades for Graduate Employers

Eugene Malthouse, Employer Partnerships Manager at upReach, writes for the Institute of Student Employers about upReach’s new contextual recruitment platform REAL (Relative Education Attainment Level). REAL is a research and evidence-based tool that adjusts students’ grades by taking into account fourteen indicators of disadvantage such as school performance decile, and free school meal eligibility. REAL Read More

Rachel Glaze

The Times: Jobs algorithm lets poor leapfrog the privileged

As featured in The Times, upReach are announcing the roll out of our new Advanced Contextualised A-Level Grade tool, REAL, that gives employers a fairer measure of applicants’ academic achievement and potential than grades or contextual flags alone. City firms are to be offered a free new recruitment tool that raises the A-level grades of Read More

Rachel Glaze

eFinancialCareers: upReach CEO on supporting applications to highly competitive banking graduate schemes

John Craven, Chief Executive Officer of upReach, talks with Sarah Butcher of eFinancialCareers on the support upReach provides Associates for competitive graduate schemes in banking.   They say that getting a first job in financial services is a difficult business; the success rate is often less than 1%. John Craven, a former director of structured Read More

Rachel Glaze

Financial News: upReach CEO highlights the importance of developing employability skills to boost social mobility in the finance sector

John Craven, Chief Executive of upReach, talks with Becky Pritchard at Financial News on the difficulty faced by disadvantaged candidates applying to jobs in the City. John Craven said: “Often what you will see is that students [from less advantaged backgrounds] will get to the final round interview and they won’t get beyond that”, explaining that Read More

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How social class can affect your pay

Financial Times journalist, Naomi Rovnick, discusses how professionals from elite backgrounds earn more than peers from working-class families with CEO, John Craven. Research published by Professor Daniel Laurison and Dr. Sam Friedman identifies a “class ceiling” in the professional workplace where social background impacts employees’ salaries. Highly qualified employees in the City and elite professions Read More

Rachel Glaze

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 Read More

Rachel Glaze

Privately educated graduates ‘earn more’ than state school colleagues

BBC News education reporter, Katherine Sellgren, discusses the report on private pay progression published by the Sutton Trust and upReach. The study found that privately educated UK graduates in high status jobs earn more than their state school counterparts. Not only did those who attended fee-pay schools earn an average of £4,500 or more three Read More

Rachel Glaze

The investment banking recruitment process

Sarah Butcher from eFinancialCareers demystifies the recruitment process for investment banking with the help of CEO, John Craven. Securing a job offer with an investment bank can be more competitive than getting into an elite university. The acceptance rate for Goldman Sachs is just 1.8% compared to 5.2% at Harvard University and around 20% at Read More