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As well as making the most of the University Careers Service and Handshake, have a look at some of the initiatives below, many of which are aimed at supporting students or recent graduates on the basis of ethnic identity.


Rare Recruitment

Rare recruitment is a recruitment company that specialises in diverse recruitment. Their website provides information on the different programmes they run, which focus mainly on law, banking, consulting and the Civil Service. Many are long-term programmes for first- or second-years to join. Navigate to the ‘Candidates’ area of their site and scroll down to view their programmes.


Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) London

The SEO provides undergraduate students from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds the opportunity to undertake a summer internship within corporate law, investment banking or technology and programming.



upReach provides support for disadvantaged students from across the UK and helps them to realise their potential. upReach has successful partnerships with top employers and universities, which allows it to offer students access to a comprehensive range of opportunities and activities to broaden their horizons, understand career pathways and develop the skills, networks and experiences needed for professional success.


Bright Network

Bright Network connects the next generation with the opportunities, insights and advice to succeed as the workforce of tomorrow. It partners with over 250 leading employers including Accenture, Aldi, Bloomberg, Civil Service Fast Stream, Clifford Chance, Deloitte, Dyson, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, M&S, Morgan Stanley, Police Now, Teach First, UBS, and Vodafone, and aim to connect members to employers across all sectors through its unique blend of innovative events, insightful and rich content and personalised advice.


Cambridge Black Alumni Network

The Cambridge Black Alumni Network is happy for current Black students to connect and reach out to others via their LinkedIn Group. Whilst membership is only open to alumni, you can reach out to the group by email via