How We Help

We deliver a comprehensive professional development programme in partnership with universities and employers. Through our support activities, we help students into full time graduate employment. So far our Associates have secured internships or graduate jobs at 38 ‘Times Top 100’ firms.

Former Associate

"upReach have connected me with the UK's best minds and companies. They have also facilitated the development of my core skills."

Former Associate, now an Analyst

"upReach were the drivers of my success. They prepared me for my interviews, improved my CV, and helped me develop as a person."

Former Associate, now a Consultant

“upReach's wealth of knowledge and experience of what is needed to excel throughout the application process definitely helped me to set myself apart from the crowd."

Alfie, now a Senior Associate at KPMG

"Being an Associate helps you set out your career goals and builds your confidence to apply."

Kim, now a Tax Associate at Deloitte

"I couldn’t have got my offer at Deloitte without upReach and my mentor at the firm."

Emily, now an Analyst at Accenture

"I would not have had the confidence to even apply, never mind get the offer!"

What We Do

upReach deliver a comprehensive professional development programme to students with less-advantaged backgrounds.

Working with our partners, upReach broaden career horizons, raise aspirations and help our Associates better understand different career pathways.

Our professional development programme helps Associates develop the social and cultural capital necessary for success in the graduate labour market. From skills workshops on campus to daily live video forums and dedicated 1-to-1 support, upReach offer a personalised programme of support tailored to the needs of each Associate.

Associates gain professional exposure, from Insight Days and work experience programmes with our partner employers to access to an experienced mentor. Associates applying to our partner employers receive extensive support at every stage of the process to maximise their chances of success.


upReach connects Associates to top employers, providing them opportunities for professional exposure, work experience, Insight Days and mentors!


We provide written application reviews, mock interviews, CV reviews, assessment centre prep, online test support and more.


Run by the upReach team, workshops will give you the chance to, build essential employability skills whilst meeting other Associates.


Be part of the upReach Associate community - a chance to meet hundreds of other students who can share their experiences, networks and skills with you.

Our support

We offer a comprehensive development programme for students at partner universities (Rise) as well as a targeted professional support programme for those applying to our partner employers from any university (Aim). Register below to find out what support you could get.


Our comprehensive professional development programme includes:
  • 1-2-1 support including CV reviews, application support and mock interviews
  • On campus workshops
  • Professional mentors
  • Exclusive partner events
  • Partner Employer application support
  • Peer support


We offer targeted professional support when you apply to our partner employers, including:
  • Application drafting and reviewing
  • CV reviews
  • Mock interviews
  • Assessment centre preparation
  • Extensive online resources
  • Practice Online Tests
  • Peer Support

Who We Support

We currently support students from over 40 different universities.

In order to be an upReach Associate, you must

  • Have a household income below £42,620
  • Have attended UK state schools (only) since age 11 (or since age 14 if you were educated abroad before then)
  • Have achieved at least BBB in your top 3 A-Levels or an equivalent qualification (including Access to Higher Education courses)
  • Have achieved at least a C in GCSE Maths and English
  • Be over 18
  • Currently be an undergraduate that is in full-time study at a UK university.*
  • Not be studying social work or an NHS funded course (e.g. Nursing)

*If you have completed your undergraduate course of study, or have graduated as of June 2016, then you are not eligible to apply

Apply Now

Interested in becoming an upReach Associate?

Register now – it only takes 30 seconds!

You will need to confirm you meet all the eligibility requirements first by ticking the box on the left-hand side.

How did you hear about upReach (tick as many as applicable)

By clicking the Register button I confirm that I meet all the above eligibility criteria and agree to the upReach's Associate User Agreement and Data Protection Policy.

After registering, you will be contacted with details of what support upReach can provide. This depends on whether your university is a Rise partner.

Apply for Banking & Finance Springboard

The upReach Banking & Finance Springboard is for all students graduating in 2018 or later who are interested in pursuing a career in the sector. If offered a place, you will receive personalised 1-to-1 support from a dedicated upReach Programme Coordinator to help you secure opportunities at top banks and financial institutions. If you are interested in becoming an upReach Banking & Finance Associate, please register to apply by completing the form below. Places will be allocated on a rolling basis, with interviews taking place from July 2017. This programme was launched in May 2017 in partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

How did you hear about upReach (tick as many as applicable)

By clicking the Register button I confirm that I meet all the above eligibility criteria and agree to the upReach's Associate User Agreement and Data Protection Policy.

After registering for the Banking & Finance Springboard you will receive a confirmation email from the upReach team detailing next steps.

my.upReach Login

my.upReach is the gateway for Associates, allowing them to access the full range of upReach resources:

- Sign up for video forums, skills workshops and Insight Events
- Book a mock interview or 1-to-1
- Register for a mentor
- Update us on their application
- Practise online tests
- Research careers and employers
- Watch video workshops
- Contact their Programme Coordinator
- Understand their employability
- Build employability skills