The Talent Tap is a social mobility charity with a mission to meaningfully change the lives of talented state educated students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, by giving them the work experience, support, and networks, they need to succeed in their chosen careers.

Up to 70% of recruits to professional services firms come from private and grammar schools, which around only 12% of the country attend.
— ‘A qualitative evaluation of non-educational barriers to the elite professions’, Ashley.L, Social Mobility Commission, June 2015.

The sad reality of today’s job market is that many careers are often still only accessed by applicants whose backgrounds can afford them the opportunities to gain industry knowledge and understanding, work experience, interview skills and a network of contacts. 

The Talent Tap works to level this playing field and allow our alumni the access to the same opportunities as those more priviledged, so that they can enter the job market on an equal footing, with the correct tools and knowledge to improve their prospects and fulfil their potential.

What is more, opportunity can work both ways and The Talent Tap acts as a conduit between our students and the work place, giving employers access to aspiring, talented, experienced and diverse individuals.

The scheme was established in 2012 and now works with 8 state schools across the UK - this number is growing year on year.


The most valuable experience I have gained towards my future career.
— Karn Hollis - TTT alumni 2018 & 19