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Bright Network Breaking Barriers 2022

19 Oct 2022, noon
Application deadline was 13th October 2022, 11:59 p.m.

Social mobility is at the heart of Bright Network’s mission, so we’re excited to be hosting our flagship Bright Network Breaking Barriers event on 19th October to help you gain the skills and connections you need to secure a top role with a leading employer, regardless of your background.

Top reasons to attend this virtual event:

  • Discover new sectors, career paths and meet over 15+ employers who are dedicated to championing social mobility to grow your professional network
  • Attend three employer-led skill sessions on key qualities sought after by employers and how to demonstrate them on your CV and in interviews and assessment centres
  • Learn how to utilise and enhance your skill set so you have a competitive edge for interviews and assessment centres

Apply today and take a fantastic first step towards early career!

Why attend

Enhance your professional skill set

Take part in 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.

Build a professional network

This is an invaluable opportunity to connect with representatives from top graduate employers and pick their brains, as well as meet other like-minded students.

Meet employers that are championing social mobility

Discover new firms and ask them questions on how they're tailoring their diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives

Who can attend

Undergraduate or full-time postgraduate students graduating in 2023, 2024 or 2025 (or 2026 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

Additional skills gained from extracurricular activities/work experience will be viewed favourably, especially an interest in technology and coding experience

Identify with an underrepresented group, or received free school meals from the government, attended a state school or you're the first generation in your family to attend university


19 Oct 2022

noon - 12:30 p.m.

Member networking

A chance to meet other Bright Network members.

12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Bright Network welcome and keynote

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Skills session: PwC

Building confidence in the selection process

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Panel: Championing equality in the workplace

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Open networking

An opportunity to connect with representatives from our partner firms and ask them your questions.

3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Skills session: Adobe

Presenting data

4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Panel: How diversity and success go hand-in-hand

4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Skills session

5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Takeaways & next steps


What people say about this event

It was a great opportunity to meet all representatives and learn about other firms that I have not considered before.

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The structuring of the event itself was brilliant. It was great to have such a wide array of brilliant companies. I also found the sessions to be very insightful and clear to follow. The thing I liked most about the event was being able to network on almost a 1-1 basis with such a wide array of prestigious firms.

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Attending Breaking Barriers has really helped me to feel more confident about what industries and firms I want to apply to and the speaker panel gave excellent insights into the nature of their work and how to succeed in the workplace.

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Sukhdeep Mahil

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 - If you are looking for the terms and conditions for our attendee prize click here.