About the event

Monday 25th March 2019

etc.venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD – see map

What to expect:
A chance to reach and recruit the best candidates from our diverse network. Meet 200 outstanding members from traditionally underrepresented groups in one inspirational day.

A huge 70,000 of graduate vacancies each year are not filled and half of leading businesses say they can’t find the talent they need. At the same time, many graduates still feel that their background has held them back in a job application process. Our Diversity & Inclusion events help to bridge the gap between these two needs.

This is your chance to help us break down some of the barriers and give all young people the confidence they need to succeed.

Reach and inspire the brightest candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups and find the needles in a haystack your business needs.

“Bright Network Diversity & Inclusion Conference 2018 was one of the best events we have been to. Everyone was switched on and confident and it was great to network with students with such ambition.”

Unlocked Graduates, conference sponsor

“47% of BME students and 40% of state-educated students feel that their background has hindered them in an application process”

What do graduates want? Bright Network research report 2018

Who you’ll meet

200+ members – pre-screened, hand-picked and from an underrepresented background.  All attendees are graduating in either 2019, 2020, 2021 or 2022 and are studying a range of degree subjects.

Each attendee is looking to understand more about their career options and what internship and graduate schemes might be right for them.

“It’s a pleasure working with Bright Network connecting with their vast and diverse network of top talent. We have seen and connected with incredibly driven members”

AIG, platinum sponsor

Our members are keen to learn more about what you look for in successful applicants, understand how you support interns and graduates in your organisation and how they can grow an impressive career at your firm. This is your chance to educate and inspire them.

Follow up with our members after the event


Position your firm alongside other leading employers. Network and speak personally to each attendee. You’ll also receive the details for each attendee following the event, so that you can follow up with them afterwards.

“Hands down, one of the best networking events I’ve been to”

Bright Network member and attendee at Diversity & Inclusion 2018

We started Bright Network to enable companies to find their next generation of leaders and to make sure every student receives the best possible start to their career.

”A firm’s culture and people is the most important factor for graduates when choosing a future career and employer. Our Diversity & Inclusion Conference gives you an excellent platform to showcase your values”

James Uffindell, Founder & CEO, Bright Network

This event is part of our commitment to ensuring that all young people, regardless of their economic and social background, ethnicity, sexuality and gender get the best advice and access to companies.

Leading organisations need high-quality, diverse talent to grow and prosper. This event helps you find it.

Watch a snapshot of Bright Network’s Diversity & Inclusion Conference 2017

Bright Network Diversity & Inclusion 2018

Sponsoring the event

Be at the forefront of diversity and inclusion with our choice of Platinum and Gold Sponsorship options.


Sponsorship includes:

  • Pull up stand & firm biography in event programme
  • Networking with all 200+ attendees
  • Panel discussion place to put your business representatives in front of our hyper-engaged members
  • A customised diversity partnership – digital presence, content and communications to members. For example, as part of your sponsorship, you will feature on our Diversity & Inclusion digital hub for members where you can include content and advice for prospective candidates.
  • Pre-event marketing to members

Enhance your sponsorship

Exclusive digital initiatives to encourage and strengthen member engagement pre and post event. Speak to our team to find out more and chat through previous successful case studies.

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