The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF)

The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF)

The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) is a well-established charity supporting young people across 7 UK offices.

The SMF works with high-achieving young people from low-income backgrounds from the age of 16 right through to graduation and into employment. Their Aspiring Professionals Programme offers mentoring, work placements, skills sessions and university & job application support to their students across 11 professional sectors. Employers work closely with SMF to provide opportunities to these young people and to support applications to their pipeline programmes. The SMF also runs the Social Mobility Employer Index, the first of its kind in the world, which ranks employers on the efforts they are making to improve social mobility in the UK.

http://www.socialmobility.org.uk

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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."

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

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