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April 14, 2022 | SMC Admin

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons has been committed to social mobility for over a decade, with our award-winning initiative, the Young Talent Programme celebrating its ten-year anniversary this year. Developed in collaboration with Frederick Bremer School, in Walthamstow, London, the programme is designed to raise students’ aspirations through a series of ongoing, longer term initiatives that provide […]

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January 28, 2021 | SMC Admin

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December 7, 2020 | Alice Viner


Capgemini has developed a 5-year pay and progression model, which is designed to support and accelerate progression through apprenticeship grades and salary levels.

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December 7, 2020 | Alice Viner

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton lowered the barriers that applicants from lower socio‑economic backgrounds might face when applying to the sector.

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December 7, 2020 | Alice Viner


Santander wanted to make their work experience programme truly accessible by offering disadvantaged students the financial support they need.

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December 7, 2020 | Alice Viner


Vaultex set out to inspire students from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in the cash processing business and elsewhere.

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December 7, 2020 | Alice Viner


The firm launched storytelling campaigns to raise awareness of the number of its people from disadvantaged backgrounds succeeding in the firm.

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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?


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.

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