The Sutton Trust is partnering with Rare Recruitment to deliver a raft of digital employability skills workshops, open to all Sutton Trust alumni. 

Alums will have the chance to enhance their knowledge and confidence in key skills such as application-writing, interviews, and building a personal brand.   

The highly interactive workshops will be offered as part of the Trust’s new Sutton Trust Careers programme.

Rare Recruitment have 15 years of experience supporting high potential students from ethnic minority and lower socio-economic backgrounds to secure internships and graduate jobs in some of the UK’s most competitive sectorsThey also support employers to make their recruitment processes more accessible using their Contextual Recruitment System, which puts candidates’ achievements into context, and identifies outperformers that might otherwise be missed. Sutton Trust students have previously benefitted from webinars run by Rare on the Pathways to the Professions programmes; we look forward to our alumni community benefiting from this expertise.  

‘Rare shares the Sutton Trust’s vision of supporting young people to progress into the career that they want, regardless of background, and enable them to overcome the barriers put in place by socioeconomic disadvantage. We look forward to supporting Sutton Trust alumni on their career journeys.’ – Carly Gilberg, Senior Manager, Rare Recruitment.  

This partnership, and the wider expansion of the Trust’s offering for alumni, acknowledges that the impacts of disadvantage continue beyond access to university.  

  • Disadvantaged young people still graduate with lower employment outcomes than their peers, even when controlling for university and grades.  
  • Their retention and progression rates within careers are also lower than their peers.  
  • The research the Trust has published in the last year has also highlighted the current and potential long-term impacts of the pandemic on young people from the backgrounds that we support (University of Life, and Covid-19 and Universities) 

This is matched by a call to action from our alumni community who feel they would benefit from additional support during their time at university to help with their career path, especially selecting and applying for jobs. 

If you’re a Sutton Trust alumnus and are interested in taking part, you can sign up for the first of the workshops. Experts from Rare will provide advice on applications for internships and graduate schemes in competitive industries such as law, strategy consulting and banking.

Register here

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