Fair access to the professions is about ensuring that people from all backgrounds are able to start out in a professional career, and is central to Total Professions' ethos.

We provide information on initiatives by professional bodies, the professions, universities and other organisations to ensure that if you have the talent a professional careers is achievable whatever your background. We provide information from organisations helping to widen access for those from under-represented groups and disadvantaged backgrounds.

For more detail on accessing specific careers, look at the information on alternative non-graduate routes into professions in the Career Sectors.

The role of professional bodies is central to enabling people from under-represented groups to access successful careers.