30% of students believe their background has hindered them when applying for a job opportunity, rising to 43% for Black students (Bright Network). Furthermore, 45% of university students said they felt unprepared for getting a job (Early Careers Survey 2021).
We aim to reduce the information gap for ethnic students by utilising our extensive network of ethnic professionals, so student can enter the recruitment process feeling prepared, confident and inspired to take charge of their careers.
Roots Inspire provides Leadership Development Programmes for ethnic professionals at top employers such as Unilever, Danone, CBRE, ABN AMRO, Rabobank, Boots, Oliver Wyman, etc.
We are now introducing Roots Inspire | Students to inspire more ethnic students to pursue leadership careers and provide these students with the “inside information” to set them up for success.
How it works
Professionals from a variety of employers share their background stories and inspiring video messages
Students log in and browse the inspiring profiles. Through 1-on-1 video calls they can ask all their questions to someone “on the inside”
Top employers sponsor our platform and are represented through their inspiring ethnic professionals