We founded Bright Network in 2008 with a simple mission: to connect the brightest graduates with the world's leading employers.
Thinking about what to do with your career should be an exciting time. Of course when you're starting out, it's natural that it's a little daunting, but careers advice should be inspirational and thought-provoking, and events and networking should be informative, personable and insightful.
We set about creating an innovative free platform to connect the best and brightest graduates with the world's leading employers and to provide accurate and refreshing advice.
Find out more from our Founder & CEO James Uffindell on why he started Bright Network.
Since our foundation
Six years later in 2014, we are lucky enough to have over 40,000 members and be partnered with over 250 leading employers.
Our members have an average of 3As at A Level and our partner firms, the likes of Google, innocent, EY and Slaughter and May, are some of the best employers in the world.
Every day, our mission is to help our members get the best possible advice and ensure our free support continues.
Our members value the advice, support and connections we give them, whilst our partners value the ability to access the very best talent more efficiently and effectively.
Through personal introductions, exclusive networking events, skills sessions and insightful advice, we support our members as they look to turn academic achievement into career success and fulfilment.
So far we have helped our members secure over 2,000 jobs. Diversity is critical to our mission and we pride ourselves in helping the best and brightest talent, from all backgrounds, get ahead.
We hope that Bright Network continues to inspire our members to think big when it comes to their careers. After all, if you're going to spend the next 100,000 hours of your life working, you deserve to do something great.
And that's why we hope to continue our work for many more years to come.
Meet the Team 13 members
Dynamic, driven and prepared for anything. Meet the team behind Bright.
CEO & Founder
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Marketing & Brand Director
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Client & Project Manager
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Client & Account Manager
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Product & Finance Director
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What people say about us
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Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company)
Bright Network is a great organisation that helps their clients meet talented young people and help build a relationship with them early on in their career.
Through Bright Network we have met and hired some great graduates and have developed a really strong talent pipeline for our future roles.
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