Our

vision

Creating a world where all young people are connected with opportunities to see and know industry leaders that look like them, and have the confidence and skills to be the future leaders in their respective career industries. Creating a strong and diverse talent pipeline for businesses.

Our

vision

Creating a world where all young people are connected with opportunities to see and know industry leaders that look like them, and have the confidence and skills to be the future leaders in their respective career industries. Creating a strong and diverse talent pipeline for businesses.

about us

Success Looks Like You (SLLY) is a BME led community interest company founded in 2011.

 

Currently led by the only remaining co-founder, Mwila Mulenshi, a black female who has worked to support community groups facing social disadvantage for over 10 years.

 

Mwila's experience of not having access to good education careers advice and guidance or strong and relatable role models in her desired career has motivated the work of SLLY.

employers

The successful delivery of all of our services is hugely dependant on the organisations, industry partners and individuals we collaborate with.

 

We are looking for you to partner with us in any of the following ways:

    • Promote and recruit junior or apprenticeship roles at your company with our trainees

    • Host insight or masterclass events for our network of young people

    • Provide work-shadowing experiences

    • Promote the scheme as a volunteering opportunity to your staff body. We are looking for event speakers, podcast guests, workshop facilitators, mentors and work experience hosts

    • Share any training resources or access to your company training that would support our young people to develop their employability skills

colleges and universities

Success Looks Like You CIC is a private limited company engaged in the business of connecting BAME heritage students and young people aged 18-24 years old to quality careers advice through:

 

1. Career insight events

2. Training academies

3. One-to-one mentoring

4. Work experience, internships and apprenticeships.

We are passionate about increasing diversity in sectors where BAME students are under-represented and widening participation.

 

Barriers Facing BAME students

Young people from BAME backgrounds don’t have the same access to meaningful, well paid and senior employment opportunities, in spite of high aspirations and their academic outcomes.

 

The Resolution Foundation found that despite a higher proportion of BAME (black, Asian and minority-ethnic) people obtaining degrees, they face "employment and pay penalties".

schools

From our work with BAME students under the age of 18 we have identified that they
face a range of barriers preventing
them to move into employment
after education including:

 

1. Low self-esteem and self-confidence

2. Limited relatable role models in a breadth of career or business area

3. Limited access to reliable Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

 4. Limited awareness of choices and lack of relevant experience

5. Personal backgrounds that may have disrupted their education

The Success Looks Like You Schools'
Programme aims to address these
barriers by bringing in young 'successful',
black role models, to share their
career journey and to motivate your
students.


Offering a career kick-starter
assembly, a range of employability
workshops, mentoring and insight
days.

WHAT the young PEOPLE we work with have t0 SAY about slly

“I found [the workshop] fun but also interesting and educational. I was impressed.” 

The Girls In Tech mentoring scheme has definitely changed my life. I was introduced to a wonderful mentor, Farai, who has now become my role model. Through the scheme, I was able to gain some experience at Arup, a global engineering consulting firm. The mentoring scheme helped me develop professional interpersonal skills and introduced me to crucial professional classes including courses on building a professional profile on LinkedIn.

Having a mentor who is already established in the industry was an added bonus as they provided well rounded and non-biased advice about life as an engineering student and working in the industry.

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