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SEO London launches new Law Initiative C…

SEO London is proud to announce the launch of the City Solicitors Horizons (CSH) programme - a pilot social mobility initiative to improve access to the legal profession for first year...

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SEO London launches new Creatives Intern…

SEO London launches new Creatives Internships with the IPA Advertising Uncovered Open Day

Keen to learn more about the wide range of career paths in advertising and to potentially secure a Summer 2016 internship (or graduate position) with one of the world’s leading...

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SEO London launched the Engineering prog…

SEO London launched the Engineering programme

This year, SEO London launched the Engineering programme which has been designed in partnership with both the Royal Academy of Engineering and also the leading UK Engineering firms to provide...

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SEO London has partnered with the Instit…

SEO London has partnered with the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA)

SEO London has partnered with the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) and its 300 member agencies for several years to better educate students from under-represented ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds about the...

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Corporate Law Programme: Summer Launch P…

Over the last few weeks, SEO candidates have had the opportunity to attend Summer Launch Pad Events with some of our partner firms. Sessions have included in-depth firm presentations, negotiation...

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SEO London announces partnership with Shearman & Sterling.

  SEO London announces partnership with Shearman & Sterling. London, 30 September 2015 – SEO London is very pleased to announce a new partnership with international law firm Shearman & Sterling...

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Alpha Financial Markets Consulting - a n…

Alpha Financial Markets Consulting - a new partner for the Consulting Programme

SEO London is pleased to announce a new partnership with Alpha Financial Markets Consulting, the leading global consultancy to the asset and wealth management industry. Alpha have offices in 5 major financial...

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SEO Engineering Uncovered Summer School in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering!

SEO London is pleased to announce both our partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering and our upcoming Engineering Uncovered Summer School! The SEO London Engineering programme has been designed in...

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SEO Partner law firm Mayer Brown launche…

SEO Partner law firm Mayer Brown launches Legal Apprenticeship Programme with direct route to solicitor qualification

Mayer Brown is the first law firm in the City of London to offer the new “Articled Apprenticeship" programme which provides an alternative route to qualification as a solicitor for...

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SEO London announces partnership with Ma…

SEO London announces partnership with Man Group

London, 23 April 2015 – SEO London is very pleased to announce a new partnership with Man Group, the leading investment management business.  Through this partnership, young people supported by SEO...

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SEO Careers

***Applications for the 2016 – 2017 academic cycle are OPEN from 1 May 2016.***

Applications for the 2015 – 16 academic cycle are now closed. Candidates who have been part of a SEO Programme during a previous academic cycle (including the 2015 – 2016 academic cycle) will need to RE-SUBMIT their application (including updated details) if they wish to be considered for the 2016 – 2017 programme.

SEO's industry area 'Professional Services' is now known as 'Consulting' to better reflect the partner firms we work with. Our Consulting partner firms are Accenture, Alpha FMC, Aon plc, McKinsey & Co. and Mercer. The new email address for this department is consulting@seo-london.org. Please feel free to get in touch with any queries.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) London provides superior educational support and career access to young people from under-represented and under-served backgrounds to help maximise their opportunities for university and career success.

The dramatic growth and national prominence achieved by SEO London since its establishment in 2000 can be attributed to the unparalleled quality of our programming, the integrity of the organisation and the dedication of our alumni.

To learn more about our comprehensive support and access schemes for secondary school students (SEO Scholars) and university students (SEO Careers) please follow the links above.

SEO Careers helps students from the most under represented and under-served communities to secure places on some of the most rewarding and competitive internship and graduate programmes in the UK.  We also provide students with a comprehensive training and mentoring platform to ensure their long term success. 

Since 2000, SEO has helped more than 5,000 undergarduates secure places on partner firm talent programmes. In 2015, SEO will have placed  920 undergraduates with more than 60 of the UK’s most prestigious employers.

Partner Firm Testimonials

'We have partnered with SEO for more than 30 years in the US and since its inception in 2000 in the UK. SEO London allows us to reach many quality candidates, especially from under-represented communities.' - Sarah Harper, Global Co-Head, Campus Recruiting, Goldman Sachs

'At Morgan Stanley we believe our people are our most important asset. To be the best we need to recruit the best and that is why we partner with SEO. Through SEO we are able to reach a broad and diverse set of candidates, who are ready to hit the ground running when they arrive on day one.' – Chris Yoshida, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

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Karris Graham-Moore

I have graduated from the University of Warwick in History. Following that, I graduated completed the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at the University of Law. My desire to see...

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Tanya Sadoughi

Tanya Sadoughi

SEO Summer Launch Pad Participant and Corporate Law Class, Linklaters, Brunel University One of my biggest fears in tackling the City was demystifying “Commercial Awareness”. None of my family members work...

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Rohit Pisal

Rohit Pisal

SEO London Summer Launch Pad Participant and Corporate Law Class, CMS Cameron McKenna, Kirkland & Ellis, Linklaters and Simmons and Simmons, London School of Economics The SEO summer Launch Pad assisted...

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Misan Eyesan

Misan Eyesan

SEO Summer Launch Pad Participant  and Banking and Asset Management Class, HSBC, University College London My experience at the 2014 SEO Summer Launch Pad programme provided a valuable platform for me...

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Zainab Kwaw-Swanzy

Zainab Kwaw-Swanzy

SEO Summer Launch Pad Participant and Banking and Asset Management Intern Class, Barclays, University of Bristol The SEO Summer Launch Pad was a great way for me to get a head...

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Olu Odubajo

Olu Odubajo

SEO Summer Launch Pad Participant and Professional Services Graduate Class, KPMG, Essex University In this overcrowded job market, students and graduates not only need to get ahead quicker, but also earlier....

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Adeolu Dada

Adeolu Dada

SEO London Summer Launch Pad Participant and Professional Services Graduate Class, Accenture, University of Bristol SEO’s Summer Launch Pad programme allowed me to break into the competitive Management Consulting industry (my...

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Martha Mends

Martha Mends

Martha-Violet Mends, SEO Banking Internship Class, University of Oxford –Barclays Wealth and Morgan Stanley. Successfully received a graduate offer from Evercore in the Private Funds Group.   SEO has been a wonderful...

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Danny Oh - Google BOLD

Danny Oh - Google BOLD

SEO Technology and Banking Intern Class, Google and Macquarie, London School of Economics Thank you so much SEO for all you have done for me. SEO not only recommended me for...

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Jite Sowole-James

Jite Sowole-James

SEO Banking Intern and Graduate Class, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, University of Nottingham I heard about SEO through peers at my University who had gotten involved with the First Year...

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Xin Huang

Xin Huang

SEO Banking Intern and Graduate Class, Barclays, University of Edinburgh I have greatly enjoyed my experience with SEO so far, in particular the week-long training during which we gained great exposure...

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Dheshendran Padiachey

Dheshendran Padiachey

SEO Professional Services Intern Class, PwC, University College London SEO is unique because it provides you with opportunities to expand your personal and business network through networking and training events. Nowhere...

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Alwyn Clarke

Alwyn Clarke

SEO Law Intern Class Linklaters, Simmons & Simmons and Herbert Smith Freehills and Banking Graduate Class, Barclays, University of Oxford   I joined SEO early in my second year of university and it...

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Dominic Bolt

Dominic Bolt

SEO Banking Intern and Graduate Class, Goldman Sachs, University of Kent What makes SEO unique and successful is the philosophy of solidarity that permeates everything that it does. As an SEO...

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Mridul Gupta

Mridul Gupta

SEO Banking Intern Class, Goldman Sachs, University of Bath SEO has been immensely helpful in demystifying Investment Banking and helping me connect with company representatives and fellow SEO candidates. I am...

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Modupe Ogunniyi

SEO Creative Programme, Channel 5 I’m currently working for Channel 5 as a Campaign Assistant. When finishing university I was never really aware of the difficulty ethnic minorities faced when applying for...

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Joelyn Rolston-Esdelle

Joelyn Rolston-Esdelle

SEO Creative Programme, Little Brown  The help and support from those at SEO has helped me in ways that I could not have anticipated or even begin to explain. Without SEO and...

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Teria Lee

Teria Lee

SEO Creative Programme, Best Before Records Granting the opportunity to develop with the help of SEO London and Creative Access has enabled further progress after having graduated this year and given...

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Mai Le

SEO Investment Banking Class, Goldman Sachs, London School of Economics Thank you so much SEO for all this help – It meant a lot to me. I came here alone from...

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Muhammad Raza

SEO Professional Services Intern Class, PWC, Ernst & Young, SOAS During my first year of university I was part of the First Year Fast Track Scheme. During that time SEO held...

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Lesedi Modise

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, Morgan Stanley, HEC Paris A sincere thanks to the team at SEO London for an excellent programme. I regard the depth and quality of the training resources...

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Jason Yong

SEO Corporates Intern Class, Novartis, London School of Economics The internship so far has been one of the most exciting opportunities immersing myself in a new culture and work ethos. It has offered...

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Danny Choueiri

SEO Intern, Investment Banking Class, Nomura, University College London My SEO experience has been one to remember. The help and support I received has been hugely beneficial to my career and...

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Divakar Padmanathan

SEO Intern, Investment Banking Class, Barclays Wealth, University of Leeds SEO has offered me an unparalleled opportunity to gain insight into investment banking through a structured training programme, as well as...

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Alexian Lien

SEO USA Investment Banking Class, J.P. Morgan I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of SEO and, of course, my mentor. Ultimately, mentoring provides so much fulfilment...

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Jimi Adesanya

SEO First Year Fast Track Class, Investment Banking Class, Nomura, Imperial College London The SEO First Year Fast Track programme was an excellent two-day insight programme, which consisted of detailed overviews...

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Aleha Miah

SEO Intern Technology Class, Goldman Sachs, University College London I applied to SEO not only because of its invaluable relationships with its partner banks, but for the extra opportunities it offers....

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Abdiwali Elmi

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, J.P. Morgan, University College London I applied to SEO after being recommended by a friend, not really knowing what to expect. I soon came to recognise...

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Bryan Mezue

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, Barclays Capital, University of Warwick SEO provided unrivalled access to all the sponsor banks. While a direct internship allows you to experience one bank only, SEO...

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Ronald Chirochangu

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, UBS, City University SEO is unique in all respects. It provided me with the expertise and platforms to interact with some of the UK’s top business...

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Ling Chi Chang

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, UBS, London School of Economics SEO offered me the opportunity to enter a challenging and demanding industry that I had not previously considered, supporting and encouraging...

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Aanchal Anand

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, Merrill Lynch, London School of Economics The exclusive-to-SEO networking events are a great way to build valuable contacts and more importantly provide a unique window into...

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Funke Abdulai

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, Goldman Sachs, University College London What I liked about the programme was the confidence boost I gained from the pre-internship training and the family-like support and...

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Diana Parades

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Imperial College London I met fantastic people. The best network of support one can imagine to have during a tough summer...

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Divya Goenka

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, London School of Economics The training prepared us incredibly well both in terms of the work and culture to expect. The support before, during and after...

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Nnamdi Emelifeonwu

SEO Intern Corporate Law Class, King's College London I was initially eager to join the SEO programme because of its exceptional reputation for providing unrivalled opportunities at top City firms to...

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Temidayo Bankole

SEO Intern Corporate Law Class, Ashurst, BPP Law School I was keen to join an organisation that would nurture and advance my professional career and SEO Corporate Law Programme ticked all...

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Jonathan Campell

SEO Intern Corporate Law Class, Morgan Stanley, College of Law SEO has provided me with fantastic exposure, comprehensive training and a broad network of professionals which I was able to draw...

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Kushal Ramma

SEO Intern Professional Services Class, KPMG, Warwick University From the moment I learnt about the SEO programme at my university, I was convinced that that SEO is the passport to help...

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Norma Chitsike

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, Goldman Sachs, Southampton University SEO has been a great introductory platform into the commercial world. The amount of exposure I received in terms of networks and...

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Uche Ezichi

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, HSBC, Bristol University I want to give back to the SEO programme and I personally find it fulfilling to help people achieve their goals. The mentoring...

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Abimbola Ayininuola

SEO First Year Fast Track Investment Banking Class I applied to the SEO First Year Fast Track programme because I believed the programme would prove to be an invaluable learning experience...

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Omar El-Masri

SEO First Year Fast Track Class, Investment Banking Class, Barclays Capital, Royal Holloway University Being a first year student, opportunity wasn’t exactly knocking at my door. One of the main reasons...

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Gordon Chua

SEO First Year Fast Track Class, Investment Banking Class, Citi, University College London When I applied, I believed that the SEO First Year Fast Track Programme would provide me with an...

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Justina Chen

SEO Intern Corporate Law Class, Morgan Stanley, Cardiff University Joining SEO London has been a wonderful experience. I applied for the Corporate Law programme because I wanted to get more insight...

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Dami Adesanya

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, Morgan Stanley, Imperial College London SEO is truly a global family - it is all about sharing and giving back - a great network to be...

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Soraya Haq

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, J.P. Morgan, University College London Undoubtedly one of the best summers I've had! SEO alumni, mentors and staff all contributed to this experience by being approachable,...

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Timan Gill

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, Deutsche Bank, University of Oxford Taking my first steps into the world of investment banking, SEO has provided a formidable network for the future and a...

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Chang Yate Tan

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, J.P. Morgan, London School of Economics The SEO programme is a life changing experience. Not only did I get the opportunity to enter the highly competitive...

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Nahed Ahmed

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, University of Cambridge Unbelievable people, infinite support, unlimited opportunities. This is a truly wonderful programme where you are made to feel...

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Navneet Sehmi

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, UBS, City University The best thing about the summer has been learning so much in just ten weeks, being able to get a real insight into...

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Waliyah Abiola

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, UBS, Imperial College London SEO really does change you as a person into a more focused, effective and driven person. The pre- and post-SEO difference is...

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Elesh Mistry

SEO Intern Professional Services Class, Ernst & Young, Bristol University After hearing from a friend about the SEO Programme, I imagined that this would simply make the application process a little...

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Ajul Shah

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, Citi, Birmingham University SEO has been a wonderful experience. The assistance and training which I received really helped me be prepared for my summer internship, and...

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Man Ting Gloria Lui

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, Goldman Sachs, London School of Economics From the First Year Fast Track Programme,through to the applications and interviewing stages in the following year, and finally securing...

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Pawan Sharma

SEO Intern Professional Services Class, Ernst & Young, University of Nottingham SEO London have been very supportive and pivotal in helping me secure my current graduate position. I have found the...

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Ademola Elebute

Ademola Elebute

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, Nomura, Durham University Extremely rewarding. Not only did I get an offer through SEO, I was prepared rigorously to put me in the best position to...

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Harleen Eari

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, Goldman Sachs, King's College London SEO has been an incredible opportunity for me. I really appreciate the amount of time and effort SEO has put into...

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Ifedolapo Apampa

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class, Goldman Sachs, University of Cambridge My experience with SEO has been simply fantastic. I have learned so much through the program, from the most intricate of...

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Tapfuma Mutasa

SEO Intern Professional Services Class, Ernst & Young, University College London "My experience with SEO has been life changing. I mean this in the sense that it has opened me up...

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