Uptree is a FREE careers platform supporting students to bridge the gap between education and employment through valuable interactions with top employers, including GCHQ, PwC and J.P. Morgan.
Uptree was born out of an urgent need to enable students to gain exposure to potential employers. Having worked as a teacher in a low income community, our CEO Tamsin was hugely disheartened by how many students would walk away with top exam grades but end up in under-skilled jobs.
Uptree was founded to level the playing field where every young person has access and opportunity to progress their career based on their talent and potential (not their connection or background).
Uptree offers online and in person work experience days for sixth form and college students, supporting them to understand the link between their curriculum learning and careers. We also provide online learning suitable for KS3-5 supporting students to learn more about the world of work and hone their employability skills, including interview practice and understanding apprenticeships.
“Our students now have a better idea of what paths they want to take in the future. They got an insight into different jobs that they had never even heard of before.” – Sacred Heart Catholic School</div
“The opportunities you are able to source from blue-chip companies for our students are absolutely brilliant, these events are so important in helping our students to decide their pathways post 18 and what qualifications and degrees they need to realise their ambitions. During the past two years of uncertainty, and a major lack of work experience for our students, Uptree have been, and are, stalwarts in helping students reach their goals. Thank you for your continued support” – The Thomas Alleyne Academy
“Just wanted to say thank you for organising the KPMG work experience. It was really enjoyable and very useful and has really helped me make a decision about my future.” – Event attendee
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Upcoming event info:
Cyber Security Work Experience with GCHQ
10am – 3pm
Online via Zoom
30 spaces at each event
For: sixth form and college students with British Citizenship
Why: Students will learn more about cyber security careers through talks, networking and a work-based task. Students will get the opportunity to meet and talk with professionals as well as other like-minded students and learn how their studies relate to careers in cyber security.
Technology Work Experience with Arm
1pm – 3.30pm
Online via Zoom
For: sixth form and college students
Why: Students will learn more about careers in technology, computer science and engineering through talks, networking and a work-based task. Students will get the opportunity to meet and talk with professionals as well as other like-minded students and learn how their studies relate to careers at Arm.