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August 3, 2021 | Alice Viner

Speakers for Schools

In March 2020, youth social mobility charity Speakers for Schools introduced their ‘Virtual Work Experience’ programme. The programme aims to improve social mobility by making it easier for young people from UK state schools to access high quality work experience, regardless of background or location. Thanks to the flexibility of virtual delivery, employers from different […]

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December 7, 2020 | Alice Viner

Accenture

Accenture uses digital tools to identify potential, regardless of qualifications, and to support candidates through the process.

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December 7, 2020 | Alice Viner

PwC

PwC have increased response rates from 30% to 80% on a number of key measures in the last two years.

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July 7, 2020 | SMC Admin

Allen & Overy

The Smart Start programme aims to change perceptions by granting more young people access to the inside of a law firm.

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July 7, 2020 | SMC Admin

Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House knows that to publish books that represent and reach more people, it needs to become more representative of UK society.

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January 20, 2020 | SMC Admin

HMRC

A baseline of employees’ socio-economic background was key to their inclusive workplace strategy.

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January 20, 2020 | SMC Admin

Enterprise

With over 470 branches, Enterprise recruit the best people regardless of socio-economic background.

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January 20, 2020 | SMC Admin

JLL

JLL sees clear reasons for increasing the socio-economic diversity of its workforce.

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January 20, 2020 | SMC Admin

KPMG

KPMG take action to maximise the diversity of its workforce, ensuring all employees feel included.

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January 20, 2020 | SMC Admin

Ministry of Justice

High-quality data is key to understanding socio-economic diversity in this varied organisation.

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January 10, 2020 | SMC Admin

Channel 4

Researchers worked with staff to learn barriers faced by those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

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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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