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Totum Bursary Scheme

The Totum Bursary Scheme

As part of Totum’s ongoing commitment to increasing diversity, our bursary programme will provide financial support to talented undergraduates from less advantaged backgrounds. We hope that our financial support will minimise financial concerns and enable recipients to focus more on their studies, making the most of opportunities available to them during their time at university.

If you are one of our successful students, you will receive a bursary of up to £2,000 upon commencement of your degree in 2022, paid in full.

As part of the bursary, you will be paired with a buddy from Totum who can act as an invaluable mentor and will be able to assist you with questions related to your course and your potential career. You will be required to attend at least one of our events / knowledge sharing sessions (travel expenses will be provided).

 Work experience with Totum may be considered.

Who can apply?

To be considered, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • You attend a UK state school (ie non-fee paying school) or sixth form college;
  • You have an offer from (or you are already attending) a university to study for a degree in one of the areas in which Totum specialises. This could include HR, Marketing, Technology, Project Management or Finance;
  • Based on where you live your family has an annual household income of no more than £28,300 – £39,852;
  • You will be the first generation of your immediate family to attend university;
  • Submit a completed application and supporting materials by the application deadline; and
  • Demonstrate financial need through the application and supporting materials. Preference will be given to the most well qualified diverse applicants, with an emphasis on those who are underrepresented and are looking for a career in business services.

How to apply

Date for submission:

31st October 2022

Please complete the attached form. The form requires you to provide some personal and academic data and answer some short questions explaining your interest in one of the business services functions in which we recruit.

You are also required to upload an academic reference. This should be written by one of your teachers who can comment upon your academic achievement to date, your predicted grades and your personal attributes. If you are already studying at university, this reference could come from one of your current tutors or a teacher from your past school.

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FAQs

Totum Foundation aims to provide funds, resources and support to help individuals and organisations across employability, education, health and the environment.

We are a small business compared to some, but our influence extends wide – we know we can play our part in improving people’s lives, making a positive difference to individuals and our wider community.

The Foundation’s vision is to:

  • Support the development of people and help them reach their full potential
  • Support our chosen charities voted for by our employees
  • Make a positive environmental impact

As part of Totum’s ongoing commitment to increasing diversity, our bursary programme will provide financial support to talented undergraduates from less advantaged backgrounds. We hope that our financial support will minimise financial concerns and enable recipients to focus more on their studies, making the most of opportunities available to them during their time at university.

If you are one of our successful students, you will receive a bursary of up to £2,000 upon commencement of your degree, paid in full.

As part of the bursary, you will be paired with a buddy from Totum who can act as an invaluable mentor and will be able to assist you with questions related to your course and your potential career. You will be required to attend at least one of our events / knowledge sharing sessions (travel expenses will be provided). Work experience with Totum may be considered.

Start your application by completing the Word document and sending it to [email protected] 

31st October 2022.

To be considered, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • You attend a UK state school (ie non-fee paying school) or sixth form college;
  • You have an offer from (or you are already attending) a university to study for a degree in one of the areas in which Totum specialises. This could include HR, Marketing, Technology, Project Management or Finance;
  • Based on where you live your family has an annual household income of no more than £28,300 – £39,852;
  • You will be the first generation of your immediate family to attend university;
  • Submit a completed application and supporting materials by the application deadline; and
  • Demonstrate financial need through the application and supporting materials. Preference will be given to the most well qualified diverse applicants, with an emphasis on those who are underrepresented and are looking for a career in business services.
  • Applications close – 31 October 2022
  • Contact by Totum team if you are successful – 15th November 2022
  • ‘ July 2022
  • Event – September 2022

If you are one of our successful students, you will receive a bursary of up to £2,000.

No, we will be unable to offer feedback to individuals.

Totum Partners matches the best business services talent with professional services firms and champions talent to help legal, accountancy, real estate and management consulting firms compete more effectively. We recruit across all business services functions including business development, marketing, people & HR, finance, technology, risk, knowledge management, project & process management, transformation and general management. We recruit at all levels of seniority from those starting out in their careers to those at the top including COO and CEO.

Totum is committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusiveness, to providing equal opportunity to everyone in recruitment, selection, training, promotion, deployment and any other condition of employment.

Diversity, to us, is part of the fabric and culture of our business and we work hard to ensure that the initiatives we put in place improve the way we reach out to candidates from all backgrounds.

We monitor the profiles of both our team and all the candidates we meet and place. We collate this information quarterly and cross reference this analysis with information on the background of successful candidates and reporting annually. This year we have added questions on social mobility.

Since 2017, our candidate registration has been evenly split between men and women. In addition, since 2018, over a quarter of our candidates registered as Asian/Asian British, Black/Black British, or mixed/multiple ethnic groups. Please see our diversity report for more detailed analysis of our data.

Some of our initiatives include working with:

Social Mobility Business Partnership: We want to do more to help people from all backgrounds thrive at work; improving socio-economic diversity in the workplace is important to us. To make this happen we will be working with Social Mobility Business Partnership who are committed to supporting students from low income backgrounds in their pursuit of a career in business. 

Race Fairness Commitment:  Totum is proud to be signed up to the Race Fairness Commitment, which was launched in July 2020. Supported by a number of law firms, internal HR and recruitment teams, plus recruitment firms like Totum, it pledges members to engage in activities to ensure equal access to opportunities for all candidates.

Job Boards: We use a flexible working job board, ‘Flexible Working People’, to advertise our part-time and flexible working roles as well as ‘Diverse Jobs Matter’ and ‘Working Mums’. We also partner with Equality Partnerships. We hope that efforts like these will all help to further open up opportunities to people from all backgrounds and communities, making an enduring contribution to improving diversity across the professional service sector well into the future.

Training: As part of Totum’s induction process, all staff attend a course to cover equality in all its many forms (including unconscious bias and generational workplaces) and we pride ourselves on delivering equality for all staff and candidates alike.   

Partnerships: We regularly host events for professional services firms to include topics such as ‘Leaders of the future’, ‘Alternative Careers in Law’, ‘How to create the most diverse company in Britain’, and most recently ‘How black professionals navigate the world of business services’.  

Awards: In 2019, Deborah Gray, Director, was named in the 2019 Timewise Power 50 for her and Totum’s approach to thinking creatively about using flexibility to support talent attraction and retention.

Terms & Conditions

• Totum reserve the right to not consider any applications received from individuals who do not meet the criteria or if there is not enough supporting information to make an informed decision.
• Your data will be held securely and any personal data provided will be processed in accordance with Totum’s GDPR Policy.
• Please do not include confidential information in your entry that you do not wish to enter the public domain as Totum is unable to guarantee that such information will not be published.
• We will not share your application or any of your personal details with any third parties.
• Any nominee who wishes to be withdrawn from the application process, they can do so at any time by emailing [email protected]
• Totum accepts no responsibility for, or liability arising from, entrants taking part in the ‘Totum’s Bursary Scheme’.
• Totum’s decisions are final, and no correspondence will be entered into, in particular concerning the applications or the allocation(s) of the bursary.
• These conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Any dispute arising in connection with the Bursary Scheme shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

If you have any questions about our Bursary Scheme, please contact [email protected]

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