Raise Aspirations. Increase Opportunities. Change Young Lives.

Many children in the UK never get the chance to succeed simply because they were born poor

Developing their essential skills can be the key difference between a child’s failure and success in life

Making The Leap have been developing essential skills for 26 years.

We have supported

young people since 2011


hours delivered to school children in 2019, in 39 schools across London


said they now understand the importance of having the right attitude towards work


of Making The Leap Fellows achieve career opportunities within 6 months of our workshop

We believe all young people should develop the skills and mind-set that will lift them out of poverty – but we can’t achieve this alone

Give a child their very first experience of a work interview

We help young people to develop the skills, behaviours and attitudes needed to succeed in the careers of their choosing. Watch our short video to find out more.

Success Stories

“The experience they provided was what I needed to bridge the gap between education and work.”

Success Stories

“By stretching myself and my abilities, I learned I was able to perform under pressure.”

Success Stories

“Making The Leap really changed my character and thinking, helping me understand the world better.”

Raising University Aspirations 2019

Raising University Aspirations (RUA) is a unique event, facilitated by Making The Leap, where students from lower socio-economic backgrounds have the opportunity to interact with many of the leading universities in the UK with the aim of raising their aspirations and steering them towards higher education.

The Social Mobility Careers Fair 2019

Making The Leap is hosting it’s fourth annual Social Mobility Careers Fair. The event is a chance for businesses to meet talented young Londoners and introduce them to the inner workings of their company.

Social Mobility Business Seminar

The UK Social Mobility Awards, in association with Capita, are launching for the third year with a Social Mobility Business Seminar, sponsored by Milkround. The seminar will bring previous winners and sponsors together with organisations interested in entering the 2019 awards or developing social mobility initiatives and seeking best practice guidance.

Alumni Networking Event

On Thursday, 6th December all Making The Leap Fellows are invited to an exclusive Alumni Networking Event hosted by CMC Markets. You will have the opportunity to practice your networking skills and gain insights from members of the Fellows Board already working in your profession of choice.

Raising University Aspirations 2018

Making The Leap is hosting it’s fourth annual Raising University Aspirations fair. This event will bring together top universities from across the UK with high-achieving students in London, from ages 13-18, providing an opportunity to gain exclusive insights and prepare for university life.

The Making The Leap Social Mobility Careers Fair

Making The Leap is hosting it’s third annual Social Mobility Careers Fair. The event is a chance for businesses to meet talented young Londoners and introduce them to the inner workings of their company.


Jobs and opportunities for young people who want to get ahead

The UK Social Mobility Awards 2019 website is now live!

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