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October 18, 2022 | Felicity Hallam

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal: ‘The Power of Inclusion Launch 2022’ event

The Social Mobility Commission is pleased to support The Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s new series, The Power of Inclusion. This initiative aims to create a City that is inclusive and open to everyone regardless of background. From 2022-2024 their focus will be social mobility. This programme will enable businesses to gain expert insights from others, share best practice […]

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August 31, 2022 | Paula Kemp

UN Global Compact Network UK’s ‘Social Mobility: Improving recruitment and boosting inclusion’ webinar

Guests on the second session of the ‘Social Mobility: Improving Business and Society’ webinar series, organised by the UN Global Compact Network UK, will explore how companies can establish clear social mobility strategies in the recruitment stage – including understanding the criteria and the different hiring models that leading companies use to hire their personnel to improve social mobility.

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June 7, 2022 | Rachael Cochrane

Bucking the trend: a fresh approach to social mobility

Hosted by Policy Exchange Bucking the trend: a fresh approach to social mobility Join us for Katharine Birbalsingh’s inaugural speech as Chair of the Social Mobility Commission. Katharine, the pioneering Headteacher of Michaela Community School, will set out the priorities of the Commission under her leadership. Drawing on her frontline experience, Katharine will outline her inspirational […]

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March 7, 2022 | Rachael Cochrane

Apprenticeships – do they work and could they be for you?

Apprenticeships – do they work and could they be for you? Please note: this is an external event run by the Free School Meals Club.  Join the Free School Meals Club on 10 March 2022 at 12pm for an online panel discussion looking at apprenticeships from the perspective of employers and candidates. Paul Noble of […]

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January 14, 2022 | SMC Admin

Socio-economic background data collection Q&A: Hosted by the Socio-economic diversity taskforce 

Please note: this is an external event run by the City of London Corporation on behalf of the Socio-economic Diversity Taskforce.  The Socio-Economic Diversity Taskforce has teamed up with the Social Mobility Commission to provide a data collection Q&A session, where we will answer frequent questions that employers (on the taskforce and beyond) have about data collection.   This […]

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January 13, 2022 | Rachael Cochrane

Time for Change: Using apprenticeships to drive social mobility, diversity and inclusion

Social Mobility Commission are pleased to support this external event. Time for Change: Using apprenticeships to drive social mobility, diversity and inclusion More than any other early career route, apprenticeships offer real opportunity to drive social mobility, diversity, and inclusion in an organisation. This NAW2022, Amazing Apprenticeships are proud to invite you to a very […]

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September 1, 2021 | SMC Admin

Driving social mobility change in the profession: social mobility data – what to ask, how to get good return rates, and how to analyse

Please note: this is an external event run by the Law Society. The Law Society is committed to increasing diversity at all levels within the profession. The diversity profile of the profession is changing. Women make up 52% of those admitted. Ethnic minority solicitors comprise 18% of the profession. LGBT+ and disabled solicitors account for […]

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Recap: T Levels: What, why, where and how?

T Levels are a new alternative to A levels and other further education courses in England. Equivalent to 3 A levels, a T Level focuses on vocational skills and can help students into employment, higher education or apprenticeships. Each T Level includes an in-depth industry placement that lasts at least 45 days, so students spend […]

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Social mobility and senior roles: why is it important?

14/11/2022

We were delighted to contribute to this article from d&i Leaders (Diversity and Inclusion Leaders), looking at why it’s important for social mobility that people don’t just ‘get in’ to organisations, but are also supported to ‘get on’ and progress in their careers.

Senior leaders from different socio-economic backgrounds have so much to offer organisations, and it’s great to see more and more people recognising the impact that diverse leadership can have.

Not sure where to start? Check out our toolkits for actionable steps to create an organisation where everyone can thrive, regardless of their background. https://lnkd.in/dFWDx3M

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