The community for today’s
early talent leaders

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Welcome to Illuminate community

The world is changing faster than ever before. For today’s students and graduates, they are entering a changing job market, for which many feel unprepared. Employers are tasked with finding the best, most relevant candidates, to build their future, diverse workforces. Illuminate shares insight, research and stories from the country’s leading employers, as well as the voice of today’s students and graduates to help you drive forward effective hiring strategies.

Have a look at the video to the right to find out more.

Three pillars of the Illuminate Community

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Advocacy
If you’re responsible for early talent, you are positioned to be an enhanced DEIB advocate: passionate about the space and equipped with the skills to lead a strategic shift in your organisation.
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Innovation
Technological advances, new strategies and data-led insights are the toolkit of today’s DEIB leaders. Together, we can accelerate our growth and transform how we support the next generation.
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Belonging
Creating and developing a culture that is authentically inclusive: an environment where each and every employee can bring their authentic selves to work.

DEIB in action

Discover the insights, experiences and journeys of today’s leading employers, alongside today’s students and recent graduates.

DEIB in action

Discover the insights, experiences and journeys of today’s leading employers, alongside today’s students and recent graduates.

What did we discuss at the Illuminate Summit?
What did we discuss at the Illuminate Summit?
Back in 2018, Bright Network’s Illuminate community was launched, with just 20 employers.
The pandemic and Gen-Z
The pandemic and Gen-Z
The pandemic has changed the very meaning of the word normal across industries and organisations globally. Graduating during a pandemic...

Gen Z 101

Hear directly from Bright Network’s members – their ambitions, concerns and expectations of employers.

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Hear directly from Bright Network’s members – their ambitions, concerns and expectations of employers.

What members think about authentically inclusive applications?
What members think about authentically inclusive applications?
When asked what phrases make them feel an organisation is being authentically welcoming, our members said...
Graduate jobs in the new normal
Graduate jobs in the new normal
When asked what an ideal graduate role looks like in the ‘new normal’, and what benefits and responsibilities they are looking for, our members said...
Which DEIB initiatives resonate with students
Which DEIB initiatives resonate with students
When asked what type of Inclusion & Diversity initiatives would encourage them to research into a firm further and apply, our members said...

Research corner

Data-led insights from over half a million students and recent graduates.

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Data-led insights from over half a million students and recent graduates.

Race, Diversity & Inclusion report
Race, Diversity & Inclusion report
The murder of George Floyd brought the conversation around systematic racism to the forefront of every HR professionals agenda.
What do graduates want? 2021/22
What do graduates want? 2021/22
The past year has been like no other for students and recent graduates - youth unemployment is high, graduates' confidence is low...
Campus and careers research
Campus and careers research
Students are back on campus, there are more opportunities than ever for graduates and employers are exploring new ways to engage potential hires.

Champions of change

Members of the Illuminate community share their stories, learnings and advice.

Champions of Change

Members of the Illuminate community share their stories, learnings and advice.

Katie George talks about the inclusive workplace
Katie George talks about the inclusive workplace
Katie George is a talent and inclusion advisor, with extensive industry experience.