Bright Network Breaking Barriers
Social mobility sits at the heart of Bright Network’s mission. Whatever your background, we want you to have the skills and resources to secure a top role with a leading employer – that’s why Bright Network: Breaking Barriers is returning for a second year.
With three employer-led skills sessions on key qualities sought after by employers, this virtual event is designed to equip you with the tools to feel confident and stand out when submitting applications and in interviews for internships and graduate-level positions.
Enhance your professional skill set
Take part in four targeted skills workshops focused on interviews, commercial awareness and authenticity in the workplace, all designed to give you the best possible start in the application process.
Begin to build a professional network
This is an invaluable opportunity to connect with representatives from top graduate employers and pick their brains other like-minded students.
Meet employers that are championing social mobility
Our partners are striving to improve social mobility within the workplace - join us to discover the actions they’re taking to achieve this.
Who can attend
Undergraduate or full-time postgraduate students graduating in 2022, 2023 or 2024 (or 2025 if already at university and on a four-year course)
On track for at least a 2:1 and have demonstrated academic excellence
Those who are attending university in the UK or the Republic of Ireland
Additional skills gained from extracurricular activities/work experience will be viewed favourably, especially an interest in technology and coding experience.
Those who meet at least one of the following criteria:
Received free school meals from the government
Attended a state or grammar school
Your parents did not attend university
20 Oct 2021
A chance to meet other Bright Network members
Bright Network Welcome and confidence keynote
Skills session 1: Interviewing top tips
Panel session: Levelling the playing field
An opportunity to connect with representatives from our partner firms and ask them your questions
Panel session: How to be a diversity champion at work
Skills session 2: Commercial awareness
Skills session 3: Authenticity in the workplace
Takeaways & next steps
Frequently asked questions
Please note all timings on the agenda for Bright Network: Breaking Barriers correspond with British Summer Time (BST).
If you have any questions about Bright Network: Breaking Barriers, we have gathered all the most frequently asked questions here. If you have any other questions please get in touch with our Events Team - firstname.lastname@example.org.