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OUR VISION
A society where everyone, regardless of background, has equal opportunity to achieve long-term professional and personal success

OUR MISSION
To prepare talented students from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds for career success

Our Programmes

OUR IMPACT

800+

99%

More than 800 young people secured highly competitive summer internships, vacation schemes and graduate roles at over 100 of our sponsor firms and beyond.

99% of respondents 

reported an increased understanding

of specific competitive industries and how they operate.  

95%

95% of respondents reported an increased aptitude in skills needed for careers in competitive industries . 

96%

96% of respondents said they expanded their professional networks with SEO London.

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"I have always credited SEO London as being one of the biggest factors in my getting a training contract and in changing my life for the better. Through training, exposure and importantly believing in me even in the face of rejections, SEO London really brought out the best in me. Joining City Solicitors Horizons (CSH) in my first year of university, I had the classic issue of having the academics and extra-curriculars but lacking ‘polish’. This is one of the hardest and most frustrating things to nail down in a young person applying for professional roles but in many cases it comes down to confidence and this was certainly true for me.


Similarly, there are certain things not taught at university that SEO London helped me with. For example, writing applications, interview technique and performing well in assessment centres were all things I learned with SEO London, thanks to their training. I also made friends at SEO London, a community of people who are similar in age and background is a very powerful thing and has continued to help me even after I finished CSH.


Now, I am an IP/Tech Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright. SEO London is one of the main reasons I have this job."

 

Ali, City Solicitors Horizons Alumnus, 2015–18.
IP and Tech Associate,
Norton Rose Fulbright

OUR DIVISIONS

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AT SCHOOL: We help high achieving students in years 11-13 broaden their horizons through access to academic, professional and enrichment opportunities.

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AT UNIVERSITY: We equip talented university students to launch successful professional careers. As candidates build their experience, they share their knowledge with the next generation.

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IN THE WORKPLACE: Our alumni are our role models, trainers and mentors. Our lateral hiring platform, SEO Alumni, supports alumni and like-minded professionals as they progress through their careers.

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OVER 8,000 ALUMNI & SUPPORTERS AND COUNTING

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THE OPPORTUNITY

There are talented young people from ethnic minority or low socioeconomic backgrounds with the potential to thrive in top industries. And firms are looking for them.

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OUR ROLE

We identify, inspire, and train our candidates to connect them with our sponsor firms where they can launch successful careers.

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LASTING OUTCOMES

At the start of their careers, our candidates join our professional network of alumni both tapping into and contributing to this community of knowledge, experience and contacts.

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THE VIRTUOUS CYCLE

Our alumni are ambassadors within their organisations and can become mentors and trainers, passing on their industry experience to the next generation of students.

TESTIMONIALS

SEO Advance has been a really amazing and unique experience. I have gained so many valuable skills and have much more confidence. Thanks to the SEO Advance programme, I obtained lots of work experience which has really enhanced my CV. I am extremely thankful for all of the support from SEO during these past three years.

Liliana, SEO Advance Class of 2020

SEO LONDON IN
THE MEDIA

Why firms should break down the differences between diversity, equity and inclusion

Companies should understand how diversity, equity and inclusion can work together to create a better sense of belonging and benefit businesses, according to Nathalie Richards, CEO at charity SEO London.

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It’s all about who you know. ‘One of the ways you succeed is by having a network,’ says Elise Golden, Head of the Alternative Investments Program at SEO London.

Networks: opening the 'invisible door' to boost social mobility

Elise Golden, Head of Alternative Investments Programme talks about the importance of networking and giving back as an SEO London Alumni.

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