Breaking Barriers

19th October

About the event

Join us for Bright Network’s Breaking Barriers event - where partners will be able to engage with over 100 ambitious members from diverse and socially mobile backgrounds to inspire the next generation of professional talent aspiring to work in a variety of sectors.

Sign up for this virtual Breaking Barriers event to:
- Showcase your commitment to D&I
- Position your brand as an inclusivity leader
- Connect with the brightest diverse talent
Women talking
Where?

Online

What to expect

Meet and inspire 100+ Bright Network members from socially mobile backgrounds.

How to get involved

Email us for more information and to book your place.

Highlights from our last Breaking Barriers online event in 2021

161
attendees
17%
black heritage
45%
female
83%
state educated
69%
first generation to attend university
30%
received free school meals

Partner tiers

  • Platinum
  • Gold
Platinum

Pre-event:

  • Broad scale brand raising within our network
  • Dedicated account manager to prepare you for the day

 

On the day:

  • Skill session
  • Keynote speech
  • Seat on panel discussion
  • Networking with attendees
  • Up to 5 delegates

 

Post-event:

  • Data on all attendees
Gold

Pre-event:

  • Broad scale brand raising within our network
  • Dedicated account manager to prepare you for the day

 

On the day:

  • Seat on panel discussion
  • Networking with attendees
  • Up to 5 delegates

 

Post-event:

  • Data on all attendees

Previous Breaking Barriers partners

Frequently asked questions

Where does the event take place?

etc. venues at 155 Bishopsgate.

Is this event virtual or in person?

This event is a hybrid event.

What is the event format?

Most of our events take place in the afternoon and typically run from 12:00pm - 5:30pm, kicking off with a keynote followed by skills and panel sessions. All of our events include networking opportunities between members and employer partners - a great opportunity to highlight your brand and encourage our bright members to apply for your roles.

How many people can we bring?

Depends on the package you select.

Should we bring members of our graduate recruitment team?

We advise for your most enthusiastic colleagues to come and network with our members as we’ve found these types of representatives connect best with students, leading to a higher ROI. Previous  feedback demonstrates that members highly valued a mix of Graduate Recruitment representatives, those on a graduate scheme and senior leaders within the organisation to network with. 

Who usually sits on the panel?

We typically suggest a senior member of the firm attends the panel session as this is a unique opportunity for members to hear insights from organisation leaders. Our Bright Network members are from diverse backgrounds so we encourage you to take this into consideration when deciding on your panellist.

How are attendees selected?

Every attendee must submit an application. Depending on the event, attendees are screened based on several factors like graduation year, degree subject, relevant experience and sometimes demographics - particularly for our diversity-focused events. All applicants are also required to submit a statement expressing why they are interested in attending the event.

Will we get the attendees data after the event?

Yes, all employers will receive the name, contact details, degree subject, university and predicted grade of all attendees.

Which other employers attend this event?

In previous years employers like PWC, Adobe and HSBC got involved.