Providing opportunity for young people to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.
Since 2018, our Springboard programme has given young people from all backgrounds access to work experience, mentorship and support from our diverse teams of experts. Working together in small groups, the students devise ingenious, technology-led solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
Advancing social mobility through innovation
Springboard has now provided more than 300 young people in the UK and the US with an opportunity to experience consulting and find innovative ways to speed progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 17 global targets to promote peace and prosperity while protecting our environment. Ingenious solutions devised by student teams have ranged from nutrient packed infant formulas to decrease child mortality to a ceramic water filtration device for areas affected by humanitarian disasters.
Our inaugural programme in our London office was Highly Commended at the 2018 UK Social Mobility Awards.
In 2022, after two years of virtual sessions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we once again opened our doors to participants.
This year, we supported 60 students across four of our offices. Supported by PA colleagues through a series of consulting skills sessions, the students worked in groups to develop solutions for a range of client problems.