Our partnership with Uptree: connecting Maven with students from underrepresented communities

Maven are on a mission to empower the communities we operate in. It is one of our measures of success and is a value we have placed firmly at the core of what we aspire to be.

When it comes to career education and access to work opportunities, we believe that it should be an equal footing irrespective of education or background. It’s crucial that we take urgent action to address the challenges many face in deciding what career path to take and knowing what you need to get there.

While we recognise that it will start with small steps, our collective hope is that the impact we make will lead to bigger, long-term change. As a growing organisation, we have the ability to make a difference.

Introducing our partnership with Uptree

In January 2021, we met Uptree. We heard about their mission to support students from underrepresented communities on their journey from education to employment and knew they had our support. They focus on building sustainable talent pipelines, raising awareness of careers amongst students, and empowering teachers to become more skilled and confident in careers education.


Work experience, masterclasses and more

Our partnership with Uptree reflects our long-term vision. Working together, we will be launching a student mentoring program, offering insight days, application masterclasses and work experience opportunities across the business for student communities that are representative of where we live and work.

And our employees are coming together to show their support. From across the business, our founders, traders, technologists and business leads will be sharing their insights into career pathways and application tips. The stats are clear: 2 in 3 young people feel that they don’t have the opportunities or know what to do next. It’s why Uptree exists and why we must do more.

It all kicks off in July with our first Uptree FuturesUP event where we will be speed networking with some of our local schools. We can’t wait to meet Uptree students there! Make sure you visit our blog for updates and news on our upcoming Uptree events.

For more information on Uptree, see their website: https://uptree.co/

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