Socio-economic diversity and inclusion

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Employers’ masterclass: Social Mobility and outreach 

Thurs, 21 October 2021 13:00 – 14:00 GMT
The presenters at our event will share the importance of outreach; the value it offers your business to build your talent pipeline and how to build a sustainable outreach programme and strategy. We'll be joined by Speakers for Schools will share the lessons learnt on how to engage with schools and colleges and how you can create work experience placements that inspire and engage. Plus, Bentley Motors and JP Morgan will give you a first hand view of how they have built their outreach programme and the lessons they have learnt along the way.

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Join the contributors that are driving social mobility forward and defining new benchmarks within the UK

What is social mobility and what can it do for your business?

Whether you lead a manufacturing company or a professional services firm, the performance, productivity and commitment of your staff is key to your organisation’s success. Yet businesses across the country are missing opportunities to recruit, promote and retain some of the most talented and driven people in our country.

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A toolkit designed to help you progress with social mobility

Our toolkit will help you progress from making an initial commitment, such as taking the Social Mobility Pledge to becoming an industry leader like those ranked in the Social Mobility Employer Index and those celebrated at events like the Social Mobility Awards.


“When I was starting on my legal journey, I was told that I wouldn’t become a lawyer because I didn’t go to the right university and I didn’t get the highest grades. Overcoming these barriers has not been easy.

Employers have a role to play here. But you aren’t alone. Give this toolkit a go and let us know how we can further help your organisation with this important agenda.”

Sandra Wallace

Social Mobility Commissioner and Managing Director at DLA Piper


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Apprenticeships & social mobility: you can help apprenticeships reach their social mobility potential

The Social Mobility Commission’s new toolkit: ‘Apprenticeships that works for all’ has been launched today (14 October). This blog explores the current apprenticeship landscape and sets out why we developed this toolkit. View the toolkit We hosted a virtual toolkit launch event on Thursday 14 October, where a panel of experts explore key challenges around […]

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Comedian Rob Beckett has spoken up about the class divide in comedy and his heroes "imagining what a working-class person’s life is."

13/10/2021

Rob reflects many working class people’s experiences entering the creative world, including being unable to work for free.

We know the creative industries are heavily skewed towards hiring and progressing people from more privileged backgrounds. But it is vital they stay in tune with and reflect their audiences.

Our Creative industries toolkit is designed to help the industry be more #CreativeAndDiverse. Take a look 👇

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