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upReach – Free Resource for post 18 students (Ongoing)


Our Associates are university students with big ambitions and we provide them with the tools to achieve.

With our career support, you are 5 times more likely to get into top graduate roles with partner employers like Deloitte, Unilever, and Bank of America. Check your eligibility and apply to become an Associate now for our always-free careers support.


  1. Personalised careers coaching, including regular check-in sessions with one of upReach’s friendly careers experts
  2. Exclusive internships, work experience opportunities, and in-person workshops with a range of prestigious employers
  3. Networking, skills-building, and mentoring opportunities with experienced professionals
  4. Job application support, including feedback on CVs and cover letters, online test practice, and mock assessment centres


To level the playing field and create more impact with our work, we work with students who:

  • Are full-time undergraduate students pursuing their first degree at a UK university over the age of 18
  • Attended UK state schools only (or since age 14 if previously educated abroad)
  • Have a household income below £42,620
  • Achieved at least BBB in top 3 A-Levels or an equivalent qualification (e.g. BTEC, Foundation Years) on a contextualised basis (*see below for more information about how we contextualise your score)
  • Achieved at least a 4 (or Grade C) in GCSE Maths and English (or Scottish National 5 equivalent)

We do not support students who are eligible for NHS Bursary, NHS Learning Support Fund (LSF), Social Work Bursary or Teacher training funding.

NOT AT UNI YET OR IN YOUR FOUNDATION YEAR? No problem – you can start your application at any point! Just tick “Not at University yet” on the application form, and we’ll contact you around results day to finish your application.

If you’re not sure about your eligibility, please email us via or apply directly to check your eligibility. There may be different eligibility requirements for different programmes, including raised or lowered grades, and/or regional requirements.


    • We expand professional networks by connecting students to top employers, providing them with access to exclusive opportunities – professional networking, insight days, work experience weeks, internships and mentors.
    • We provide end-to-end application support to support the development of commercial awareness and technical knowledge through CV and written application reviews, online test support, mock interviews and assessment centre prep. Our experience working with prestigious firms will help you improve your chances of success.
    • Career Academies, Skills Workshops and Video Forums are designed to be both practical and interactive, to support your development of the essential skills you need to succeed in the graduate labour market. You will be able to track your progress through our Graduate Employability Framework assessment tool, getEmployable.
    • As a part of our Associate community, you will meet hundreds of like-minded students and build your network.

What Schools Say About Us

Being part of the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub has been pivotal to the development of careers provision in our school. The Hub have shared good practice across their members resulting in a stronger focus on good quality provision. The annual event enabled the hub to share their vision of School Improvement Through The Lens of Careers and looking beyond the Benchmarks. It was a fantastic opportunity to share different models of school improvement and strategies to further develop careers provision to enhance the future opportunities of our young people.

Mrs A Spencer, John Taylor High School

What Businesses Say About Us

It it superb to be able to speak with local schools, colleges, and businesses in Stoke and Staffs and show how important the partnerships are to bring the skills of the future. Educating those who educate the ones shaping the aspirations of young people is essential for the industry to grow and be more sustainable.”

Alison Tucker, St Modwen