UpRising in London!

London is where UpRising was born and we have our routes in the capital city. Our head office is based in East London and we run a number of programmes across London. 

Currently on offer in London are the following programmes; 



Monday 3 April - Thursday 13 April 2017, followed by ongoing support for 3 - 6 months. 

Fastlaners is an eight day programme for 18-25 year olds who are looking to kick start their career.  The programme is designed to build confidence and knowledge, introduce participants to a range of potential employers and develop the skills needed to get that dream job. In addition to the personal development opportunities, participants meet professionals from a variety of industries, receive mentoring for 3-6 months and participate in mock interviews.

In 2016, we delivered 120 workshops and were supported by 169 speakers or facilitators.  We took participants to 51 different workplaces across the country, including to Lloyds Bank, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, PwC, John Lewis, ITV, Mayer Brown, Thomson Reuters, and IBM.

As a result…

  • 100% of participants said they were more confident

  • 73% were working in less than six months

  • 89% were either working or in training or volunteering in six months.

For more information, visit the Fastlaners Programme Page.


If you’re 18-25, live in one of our Fastlaners regions and want to build on your existing skills or qualifications, submit an expression of interest in the programme.  You will then be sent an electronic application form (please get in touch if you require this form in a different format or need assistance to complete your application).

Fastlaners Contact Details

Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to speak to one of the team!  

Call Emma - Fastlaners London Project Manager - 07943 632 046 (text/call/whatsapp)

We’re looking for London peer mentors!

If you’re UpRising alumni and are interested in becoming one of our peer mentors in London for Fastlaners, we’d love to hear from you. All mentors will be trained and matched with mentees whose aspirations are similar to the experience of the mentors.

If this is you, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact Emma if you’d like to find out more and register as a mentor.

Emma Henly, Fastlaners Project Manager - 07943 632 046 or


UpRising Leadership Programme 

The UpRising Leadership Programme have now closed for applications in London!

The UpRising core leadership programme is our flagship programme. It is a nine month programme, involving ‘access behind the scenes’ sessions with some of the UK’s most senior leaders.  The core programme offers participants a unique first-hand view of the way that political, business, public sector and community organisations work together to shape our communities. Each participant is individually matched with a coach and a mentor who supports them on a one to one basis throughout their time on the programme.

All participants work with other UpRisers to design and deliver a social action campaign on a local issue they are passionate about.  As well as forming networks with senior figures, participants also build strong networks amongst their peers on the programme.

Through this programme we equip young people with the knowledge, networks, skills and confidence to reach their leadership potential and take social action on issues they care about.

Most sessions and workshops take place in the evening so that the programme can be fitted around work, study and other commitments.

Call Rukaiya (Senior London Project Manager) on 0203 745 7963 / 07917 644433

"I would most definitely recommend UpRising. It is a highly tailored and practical programme which builds up knowledge across a variety of fields and complements this with skills, all whilst working alongside and passionate young people and staff. I think mentoring is exceptionally important as it offers guidance and reassurance in the sector you are interested in from someone who has actually been through it. For this reason it is much more useful as they can relate to you but also offer practical advice reflecting on their own experiences." 

Lucy Guliano UpRising Participant. 

"UpRising will surely have a long term effect on my future. In the short term, I would love to work towards making me and my team’s social action project, developed through UpRising, as successful as possible. UpRising has undoubtedly changed my outlook of the world as well as myself. I am now much more assured about my leadership abilities than I was 9 months ago. In the long term future, I would like to create my own social enterprise and make a difference within my community." 

Rafi Mannan UpRising Participant

Take a look at the social action campaign - EmpowerWIT

 ‘Another great year mentoring through Uprising. I've so enjoyed getting to know each new mentee - all so different, with exciting and unique paths ahead of them. It's a pleasure to be part of the Uprising family and meet so many inspiring people’.

Jaz Cummins, Senior Communications Director 

National and International organisations we work with in London: 

- Amnesty International

- Citi Bank

- Mayer Brown LLP

Local organisations we work with: 

- Hackney Pirates 

- Idea Store

- Tower Hamlets Council



2nd Floor
Tayside House
31 Pepper Street
London E14 9RP

T: 0203 745 7960