As the leading charity driving social mobility in the City of London, our award-winning programmes support over 8,000 young Londoners every year, working with many companies across the City; through workshops, masterclasses, mentoring and work experience.
Every day we see the impact of this work, and the life changing effect our work has on thousands of young people each year.
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In 2019 we ran programmes across seven sectors, including law, accountancy, technology, and banking and finance and saw exceptionally high completion rates on our programmes, with our young people committed to completion and success.
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The benefits to our candidates
Our young people tell us that without our support they would not have the confidence, the opportunities and skills development that our programmes and placements provide.
Alumni of our programmes are now working in professional roles across the City. Their job titles include Directors, Associate Directors, Senior Analysts and many more.
Read our Alumni Success Stories…
149 out of 210 placements were paid roles
81% would not have been able to arrange a similar placement independently
71% of our alumni earn more than the national state school average
The benefits to our partners
Our partners see multiple impact benefits, from the benefits of recruiting diverse, motivated young people who think differently, through to volunteering staff who cherish the opportunity to make an impact to young people.
For nearly 25 years we have helped companies connect with their future work force, helping them to hire school leavers and apprentices, and recruit interns and work experience students.
We have helped professionals to volunteer, either at one-off insight events or through in-depth mentoring programmes. Volunteers have important insights to share, which helps our young people learn about their future careers. Volunteering is also a great way for staff to connect with their local community and give something back.
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