As an employer, I was very interested to get access to the current Ones to Watch when I was building out my investment team. Positive referencing by one's peers is a credible indicator of quality and a very useful screen in selecting from the many candidates who are impressive on paper. Recruiting graduates from the Ones to Watch scheme has been a great success.
(Senior Investment Professional, Global Private Equity Firm)
As a client of Freshminds, we are strong advocates of the Ones to Watch scheme. Any initiative which focuses on identifying the future leaders at the best universities in the UK is hugely important for a company such as ours; we only recruit the most exceptional candidates.
(Head of HR & Ops, World-Leading Investment and Advisory Firm)

Ones to Watch

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About the programme

Freshminds' Ones To Watch programme is the UK’s only peer-nominated talent spotting scheme. Through this, we welcome 100 future leaders from Britain’s top universities into the network each year. 

The scheme has been running since 2000 and there are now over 1,000 members in the network. A Ones to Watch can expect valuable opportunities such as alumni networking and thought leadership events.

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