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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

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain

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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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Secondment opportunity

The Social Mobility Commission is looking to appoint two secondees to join our dynamic secretariat on a 3-month secondment.  The Social Mobility Commission is an advisory arms-length body which is sponsored by the Cabinet Office. The Social Mobility Commission exists to create a United Kingdom where an individual’s future isn’t determined by the circumstances of […]

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Employers play a key role in #socialmobility outcomes for many.

They determine where they set up their business, the types of job roles they create, and how and who they recruit; the income set by employers impacts living standards, pension contributions, as well as spending power in their local economy; they also play an important role in the health and wellbeing of employees.

However, with each part of the UK having an individual identity, history and economy, impacting its local population and their opportunities, the challenges to social mobility, and the solutions, may differ from region to region.

That’s where we think the use of our new #Data Explorer tool can help – join us at this event on 7 June at 12pm for employers to find out how you can utilise our new tool to understand your workforce distribution; provide insight for outreach activity and hiring activity; and to serve and support regional communities.

👇🏻 Register below.

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