EY is regarded as one of the ‘big four’ professional service firms. Headquartered in London, EY is one of the biggest professional service firms in the world. It provides assurance, tax, consulting and advisory services to companies. EY is committed to helping companies across the globe identify and capitalise business opportunities and in doing so building a better working world with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration.
Teachfirst focusses on tackling educational disadvantage in the United Kingdom. It is a registered charity which operates as a social enterprise. Teachfirst sends out its participants to schools where more than half of the pupils comes from the poorest 30% of families. Teachfirst understands that improving education starts with the leadership of an inspiring teacher. Disadvantaged pupils are underrepresented in the UK’s top universities. The Teachfirst Futures Programme matches young people with mentors who supply advice and practical opportunities to give students from low-income areas a better chance at going to good universities.
Brightnetwork is a network of both current university students as well as graduates which focusses on improving student employability through workshops, networking events and recruitment fairs. Its events, including ‘Bright evenings’ and the ‘Bright festival’ have proven tremendously successful in an age of uncertainty surrounding employment for graduates.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company that provides services for management, technology and outsourcing. It offers services in a variety of industries. It serves clients in more than 120 countries. Accenture has a strong sense of inclusion and diversity, and commits itself to a workplace that mirrors this however possible. It believes in corporate citizenship, an ongoing journey of thoughtful actions to bring positive change, for today and for the future.
Dating back to 1856, Credit Suisse has a long history in the financial sector. Today, it is a holding company that operates the Credit Suisse bank and other financial services investments. It has four divisions: Private banking, Investment banking, Asset Management and a Shared Services Group which provide marketing and support to the other three divisions.