Crowe Shaping New Horizons For Young Black Professionals As Firm Welcomes Interns


Crowe, a leading national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm, welcomes Mckinley Chibambo to its Kent office as part of its new cohort of interns to support the UK-wide programme to get 10,000 young black people into paid internships.

The 10,000 Intern Foundation (10kIF), which began as a UK-wide trial in 2020, offers those from underrepresented groups a flying start at building their career.

The 10kIF intern programme gives young black people the opportunity to receive a minimum six-weeks paid employment with the UK’s leading advisor firm, helping kickstart their career at Crowe or develop new skills to support their future in a profession in another sector. Each intern at the firm is supported by a dedicated mentor to guide and support their development.

This year’s cohort join colleagues in Crowe’s other regional offices in the Midlands, Manchester, Reading, Cheltenham and the firm’s London office – they introduce themselves in a video here.

The experience could also lead to a full-time position as Crowe employed two successful interns following the firm’s inaugural participation in the programme last year.

Crowe UK joins 700 other participating professional firms, multinational corporations, ambitious startups, and public bodies across finance, technology, advertising and over 35 other sectors in offering opportunities for young black people.

Nigel Bostock, Chief Executive of Crowe, said:

“At Crowe we care about our people, being inclusive and providing opportunity for all. It was an absolute pleasure to have the chance to meet and spend time them and provide insight on Crowe with a great question and answer session as part of the Intern induction programme. 

“I wish them every success during their time with Crowe.”

Mckinley Chibambo, Intern, Crowe UK, said:

“Through great initiatives such as that taken by Crowe, we can make great strides into making the accounting sector more representative of our society.

“This isn’t the only great thig about the programme as it also provides a great way for interns to kickstart their career in the financial sector.”

A representative from the 10,000 Interns Foundation, said:

“The 10,000 Interns Foundation’s mission is to champion underrepresented talent. With their growing series of programmes, the team connect students and graduates with paid internship opportunities in over 25 UK sectors.

“Beginning as 100 Black Interns, the programme was developed in early 2020 to address the racial gap in Investment Management leadership positions. With support from multiple industries, it quickly grew to become 10,000 Black Interns.

“In 2022, 10,000 Able Interns was launched to support disabled talent with similar internship opportunities. With the data and stories from the programmes, the 10,000 Interns Foundation advocates for change that embeds inclusivity in UK work culture.”

Crowe aim is to create a community where, regardless of gender, identity, sexuality, race, ethnicity, education or background, everyone is valued and have the opportunity to flourish and to achieve their full potential.

The firm aims to foster a culture of respect, where its people support each other and clients, are listened to and can develop their knowledge and awareness of each other’s differences. Crowe encourages celebration and promotion of the diversity within its teams and the benefits that this brings to the firm and to individuals.

Crowe is a place where everyone can bring their whole selves to work.



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