The charity was founded in 2000 by SEO New York alumnus, and current Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Fairbairn. SEO London'ss scale has since increased significantly across its three flagship programmes, SEO Careers, SEO Scholars and SEO Connect.
SEO Careers equips talented university students to launch successful professional careers. As candidates build their experience, they share their knowledge with the next generation. The Careers Programme partners with over 50 sponsor firms across eight leading industries and has supported several thousand alumni into internships and graduate roles since 2000.
SEO Schools helps high achieving pupils in years 11-13 broaden their horizons through access to academic, professional and enrichment opportunities. Since 2012 it has provided hundreds of students with comprehensive training, mentoring and work experience.
SEO Connect is our (profit-making) experienced lateral hiring platform that supports our alumni and like-minded professionals as they progress through their careers. SEO Connect connects our outstanding professionals with job opportunities not just in the UK, but also in Africa and Asia. SEO London continues to thrive by virtue of its alumni-driven model and strong giving back ethos. Our SEO Careers alumni become role models, trainers and mentors on our programmes.
At Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) we prepare talented students from ethnic minority or low socioeconomic backgrounds for career success.
sponsor firms across 8 fields
alumni from our US careers programme
We help people from lower socioeconomic and disadvantaged backgrounds succeed.
We go the extra mile to achieve excellence and diversity.