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Help The Brokerage to increase the number of young people from working-class and minoritised backgrounds access and progress in professions such as law, management consultancy, advertising and financial services.
By donating to The Brokerage’s Candidate Support Fund, you will help candidates from lower-economic backgrounds join The Brokerage employment programme and fulfill their career goals. Your donation will help by contributing towards:
- Travel, lunch and equipment expenses
- Pastoral support for candidates
- Remuneration for young people who help to deliver elements of our programme
In addition to welcoming corporate donations (average donation is £5,000), we are delighted to now be receiving donations from regular, individual sponsors, averaging £50 per month.
Whether you are a corporate or individual sponsor, you will join a community of funders that we will keep updated with all Fund developments and the achievements of our young people.
Help people like Che Nabeta reach their career goals.
What is your current role?
My current job title is ESG Analyst at Sustainable Fitch. Essentially, my role is to look into the environmental, social & governance profile of businesses and also the features of the social, green and sustainable bonds that they issue. I then produce a report on our findings which includes numerical scores across these factors.
How did you get there?
I was supported by the Brokerage to gain internships at EY (3 weeks in the summer of year 12, as part of their Smart Futures Programme), Royal Bank of Canada (7 weeks in year 13) and finally Erste Group (10 months as part of my gap year).
I then went on to study Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. A big factor in me gaining the confidence to apply there was my interactions with the mentors I met on my internships who helped demystify the process and even offered me some mock interviews.
Since completing my studies in 2018, I have worked in the sustainable finance space and have been working at Sustainable Fitch for the last 8 months having previously worked for a fintech company that invested in early stage environmental and social projects.
How did The Brokerage help?
I don’t think I could have accessed the sort of experiences and internships I did without the help of The Brokerage. From what I can recall there were more schemes focused at the university level but I can only remember a few which provided such opportunities to 6th formers. The Brokerage specifically came into my school and encouraged a group of us to apply. That was a big help. At that time in my life, my friends and I might not have had the follow through or perspective to see the opportunity for what it was. So having people support and encourage you throughout the process was important. I would say The Brokerage brought the opportunity to us and then proceeded to encourage us all the way.
Brokerage interns are 1.75 times more likely to secure a professional job:
Young people aged 16-25 who engaged with our programmes in 2022/23:
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Volunteers from our partner companies who supported us in 2022/23: