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Masterclass 2021: Progression

What steps can you – as an employer – take to remove barriers to progression within your organisation for people from low socio-economic backgrounds (SEB)?

Following the publication of our report on progression in the civil service, Navigating the Labyrinth, our latest Employer Masterclass explored how to make sure that your processes aren’t actively getting in the way of advancement and that you’re supporting employees from low SEBs to progress.

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Navigating the labyrinth: Socio-economic background and career progression within the Civil Service

The Social Mobility Commission’s (SMC) latest report, ‘Navigating the Labyrinth’ examined progression within the civil service and found that people from disadvantaged backgrounds still struggle to progress to senior roles. Just 18% of the Senior Civil Service come from a low SEB.

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Masterclass 2020: Progression

Our fifth session in this masterclass series, Progression, is about how you can support employees throughout their careers, by offering equal access to opportunities.

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State of the Nation 2022: A fresh approach to social mobility

Message from our Chair, Katharine Birbalsingh CBE and Deputy Chair, Alun Francis OBE: It is a great privilege for us to be writing this, as the new Chair and Deputy Chair of the Social Mobility Commission, on the day we publish our annual report on social mobility in the UK:  State of the Nation 2022: […]

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Social mobility is about the link between our starting point in life, and where we end up.


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