• Employer partners

    Diverse teams produce financial returns that are a third higher than average (McKinsey, 2017).

    But young people from low income backgrounds, who could be the lifeblood of these diverse teams, are three times less likely to be in a job or course after leaving school (Impetus, 2019).


    They are also twice as likely to have communication difficulties. This presents a major barrier to working in an organisation, from speaking confidently in a job interview to communicating effectively with clients.

    We Speak forges meaningful connections between new talent and companies by training Mentors to support the students.


    The benefits for companies include:

    • High quality volunteering opportunity
    • Communication, facilitation and leadership skills development for your staff
    • Playing an active role in improving the confidence and employability of young people 
    • Building a pipeline of talented students with good communication skills from diverse backgrounds