Labour Peer and Former Diplomat
“During these uncertain times, having leading players from so many sectors pulling together to address the underrepresentation of Black talent in such a tangible and sustainable fashion sends a powerful and positive message. A great deal remains to be done but this programme is an important step in the right direction.”
Former Conservative Prime Minister
"#10000BlackInterns will help build a more inclusive economy that works for everyone. We are encouraging leaders from British industry and professional services to champion the effort in their sector.”
Former Liberal Democrat MP
“Companies recognise their responsibilities to the societies in which they operate. This is one way for them to have a real impact on society in the long run and to broaden the talent pool from which they can draw. The goals of creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive economy will happen exponentially faster once we have gender and ethnically diverse leaders.”
Capstone Investment Advisors
"We have the opportunity to bring in a new generation of talent through this initiative. Our belief is simple: innovation, performance, and ultimately, fairness, all improve when teams are made up of people from diverse backgrounds with varying perspectives. Capstone is proud to be supporting and funding the creation of this programme."
University Mission Groups
University Alliance (UA) is the voice of professional and technical universities. We represent large to mid-sized universities working at the heart of their communities. Alliance Universities work with industry and the professions to deliver the workforce of today and tomorrow through practical, skills-based learning and applied research.
The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities. We believe people and ideas are the key to meeting global challenges. Through world-class research and education we are helping to create a dynamic economy, stronger communities and a better future for the UK.
GuildHE is an officially recognised representative body for UK Higher Education. Our members include universities, university colleges, further education colleges and specialist institutions from both the traditional and private (“not for profit” and “for profit”) sectors. Member institutions include some major providers in professional subject areas including art, design and media, music and the performing arts; agriculture and food; education; business and law, the built environment; health and sports.
MillionPlus is the Association for Modern Universities in the UK, and the voice of 21st century higher education. We champion, promote and raise awareness of the essential role played by modern universities in a world-leading higher education. We are driven by a strong commitment to robust research and evidence in policy decisions in order to support a successful and flourishing UK higher education system, which can rise to the global economic, social and cultural challenges of the 21st century.
The Association of British Insurers is the voice of the UK’s world-leading insurance and long-term savings industry. A productive, inclusive and thriving sector, our industry is helping Britain thrive with a balanced and innovative economy, employing over 300,000 individuals in high-skilled lifelong careers, two-thirds of which are outside of London.
The CBI speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses. Together they employ nearly 7 million people, about one-third of the private sector-employed workforce. They believe that business has the power to do good. To make a difference. When the economy booms, society prospers, and every business plays a part in protecting and growing that economy. They create opportunities, build, innovate and cultivate a better future for the next generation. That’s the true purpose of business. And it's the CBI's purpose too.
#10000BlackInterns would like to thank a number of people who have volunteered a very significant amount of their time to help create this programme. Adaobi Adibe together with Stuart Breyer, CEO at mallowstreet, have helped drive the overall execution of the project. Montfort Communications and the Nisse Consultancy have provided communications advice with Jacob Nomafo running social media. Dan Ornstein and team at Simmons & Simmons have provided legal support. Templar and GAIN have delivered training programmes and Faye Woodhead at MSCI has provided invaluable advice on development initiatives.