Since upReach were founded in 2012, we’ve strongly believed in the value of working in close partnership with employers, universities and charities in our sector.
Employers typically partner with us to support their wider diversity objectives. upReach help top graduate employers create the conditions for a more diverse workforce to thrive within their organisation. Our Partner Employers host Insight Days, provide mentors and professional work experience opportunities, and take care to ensure their recruitment processes are fair.
Strong partnerships with universities are crucial to our success - we work closely with Widening Participation and Careers Services to help them achieve their progression goals. Specifically, upReach’s comprehensive programme of professional development helps universities increase the proportion of students from a WP background that secure internships and graduate jobs.
Growth Catalyst Partnership
We are delighted to be supported by BofAML, our Lead Partner in Banking and Finance, who are helping upReach towards achieving our goal of supporting 2000 students per year by 2020-21. Since 2017, BofAML have also supported the 'Banking and Finance Springboard,' a programme designed to help 90 students from less-advantaged backgrounds to access career opportunities in financial services. For information about the programme, please contact us.
Rise University Partners
Charity of the Year Partner
North Highland have selected upReach as their Charity of the Year for 2018. In addition to fundraising activities to support the upReach programmes, North Highland will lead four consultancy “sprints”. This will enable us to accelerate our growth and increase our impact as we enter our sixth year.
From our Partner Employer
"We are very proud to support upReach and look forward to building students’ knowledge and networks, and encouraging them to apply to full time positions at our company. We hope to extend great opportunities to some of the best young talent in the country, and in doing so, advance a shared commitment to social mobility.”
International Talent Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
From our Rise University Partner
"The University of Exeter is delighted to be a partner University and support the excellent work that upReach offers our students in supporting their career plans. The upReach team are passionate about what they do, and the range of help and activities enables students to realise their career goals and aspirations through engagement with employer partners and support from mentors to meet their individual needs. Truly inspiring stories from upReach alumni Associates!"
Careers Consultant (Widening Participation), University of Exeter
How to Partner With Us
How to Volunteer With Us
Volunteers have supported us in a variety of ways, including working with students and providing technological support.
Please fill out the below form to register your interest in volunteering.
Alternatively, if you would like to learn more about how you can support us, please email volunteer@upReach.org.uk
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