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UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 – Honour Roll

UK Social Mobility Awards 2020 – Honour Roll

The fourth annual UK Social Mobility Awards, which are being held in association with Capita, are proud to showcase the amazing organisations that are all doing fantastic work in the advancement of social mobility throughout the UK. The 2020 iteration of the...

Gelsomina

Gelsomina

My name is Gelsomina and during the lockdown, I was fortunate to stumble across Making The Leap while searching for online opportunities. Ever since graduating from my MA in Media and Communications in December, I have been struggling to find a job. Making the Leap...

Ian

Ian

Ian initially joined Making The Leap as an Associate in March but completed the Virtual ACE Programme in June 2020. He has recently started a new role as Young Black Male Ambassador at Black Training & Enterprise Group. Here’s what he has to say: “I honestly could...

Saida

Saida

I came to Making the Leap after having graduated from university with a degree in Psychology. During my undergraduate career I wanted to go in the direction of Clinical Psychology, and it wasn’t until the end of my second year that I started to have doubts. I...

A Spotlight into a Corporate Partner – GroupM

A Spotlight into a Corporate Partner – GroupM

  The partnerships we make at Making The Leap are so important and are incredibly invaluable to us, now more so than ever. These organisations share our philosophy of inspiring hope, empowering change and transforming young lives. We reached out to GroupM, the...

Ekene

Ekene

My name is Ekene and I am a Legal Intern at Kingfisher PLC. I was raised in Ireland and came to London for the purpose of obtaining my undergraduate Law degree in 2013. Growing up, I always achieved below average grades and never was academically gifted. It was with...

Christelle

Christelle

I came across the opportunity to take part in the ACE Programme at Making the Leap after finishing University. I noticed at the time that I needed to improve my networking skills when it comes to navigating the professional landscape. The Programme not only taught me...

Sharleen

Sharleen

I graduated in Banking and International Finance from City, University of London in 2019. Prior to starting Making the Leap (MTL), I was looking for graduate jobs in the Accounting and Banking sector throughout my final year of university, but never managed to reach...

Bindiya

Bindiya

I’m from North-West London. I graduated in 2018 with a 2:1 in Economics and Management from Brunel University London. After graduating, I decided it was time to step out of my comfort zone and welcome new experiences. I travelled to six countries across South-East...

The 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 Challenge

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in thousands of fundraising events being cancelled or postponed, which has ultimately had a devastating impact on many charities as they are faced with a loss of income – an income that they desperately need.  The London Marathon...

Introducing MTLZA!

Introducing MTLZA!

We are delighted to share with you news of our newly launched website, MTLZA.com, designed to focus on engaging directly with our young people in their individual journeys to a career. But don’t worry, MTL.org.uk is not going anywhere!   Here at Making The Leap, we...

The Social Mobility Business Seminar 2020: Key Takeaways

The Social Mobility Business Seminar 2020: Key Takeaways

  The second Social Mobility Business Seminar was held on Tuesday 10th March, at the Royal Society of Medicine in central London. As the first event of the fourth year of the UK Social Mobility Awards (SOMOs), in association with Capita, this seminar saw...

Making The Leap’s response to the COVID-19

Making The Leap’s response to the COVID-19

  Making The Leap - Together   To all our Associates, Fellows, Supporters and Partners Following the advice from Government we have decided to adjust our operations and to begin working remotely with immediate effect and until further notice. It is our priority...

Behind The Scenes: Volunteers – Sarah Crosbie

Behind The Scenes: Volunteers – Sarah Crosbie

All our programmes that help young people to raise their aspirations and achieve their career goals are supported by an amazing team of volunteers who selflessly give up their free time to support us on the front lines of changing young lives. Here, we are bringing...

Behind The Scenes: Volunteers – Michael Riley

Behind The Scenes: Volunteers – Michael Riley

All our programmes that help young people to raise their aspirations and achieve their career goals are supported by an amazing team of volunteers who selflessly give up their free time to support us on the front lines of changing young lives. Here, we are bringing...

Umra

Umra

I was brought up in North London and went to a relatively good state school. I had to work hard to motivate myself because I knew I could only help myself. I was always ambitious but didn’t know how to articulate it. With good GCSE grades and A-levels, I decided to...

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