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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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March 9, 2022 | SMC Admin

Auto Trader UK

At Auto Trader UK we want to offer apprentices the same career growth as their graduate counterparts, which is why we carefully consider the different types of programmes available. We offer levels 3-7, giving apprentices who want to achieve a degree the opportunity to do so in their chosen field. We do a lot of work to […]

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March 9, 2022 | SMC Admin

BP

bp provides heat, light and mobility to customers all over the world. With operations in Europe, North and South America, Australasia, Asia and Africa, we employ more than 63,000 employees and support thousands more in our supply chains. We want bp to reflect the diversity of the world around us and to be open to the […]

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October 7, 2021 | Alice Viner

Companies House

Companies House is the UK’s registrar of companies and sits in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. They have just over 1,000 employees with offices in Cardiff (head office), London, Belfast and Edinburgh.

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September 21, 2021 | Alice Viner

Framestore

Framestore has a dedicated Diversity and Inclusion Board which gathers to discuss issues and solutions across the business.

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September 16, 2021 | Rachael Cochrane

Presentation – Employers Masterclass 21: Hiring & Recruitment

Thursday 16 September, 11am Download the presentation from the SMC’s Social Mobility Employers Masterclass 21: Hiring  

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February 15, 2021 | Alice Viner

Masterclass 2021: Apprenticeships

This workshop is an opportunity for employers to learn how apprenticeships can drive their diversity & inclusion strategy. To mark National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we held a special event on exploring how apprenticeships can drive social mobility. In this session we looked at the positive impact they can have on your workforce, but also delved […]

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January 28, 2021 | SMC Admin

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain

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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

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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August 30, 2020 | Alice Viner

Masterclass 2020: Hiring

Masterclass series for employers – Hiring – exploring how you can attract and recruit a diverse workforce. The second session in this series, Hiring, is all about reaching talent – attracting individuals from less advantaged backgrounds who may not traditionally apply for roles within your organisation, yet may be able to make a significant contribution […]

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June 26, 2020 | Alice Viner

Webinar for Employers: develop talent through apprenticeships

Be Bold: Develop talent through apprenticeships, drive social mobility In this webinar, we consider some of the key benefits for employers – 92% of companies who run an apprenticeship scheme believe it leads to a more motivated and satisfied workforce, while 80% report higher retention rates. We also take a closer look at apprentices themselves. Our […]

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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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State of the Nation 2022 report – key insights

Our recently published State of the Nation 2022 report contains key insights on the state of social mobility right now in the UK. Using an innovative set of metrics, we were able to establish a new framework, the Social Mobility Index, to measure how socially mobile people are across the UK now, and in decades […]

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Achieving change together – ACT: driving social mobility in our profession

12/08/2022

Article from The Law Society president, I. Stephanie Boyce, on why she made #socialmobility a key priority for her presidency and what she has found out from roundtables held across the country as part of an Industry consultation.

Building an #evidence base was unanimously seen as a fundamental step for planning for #action to improve socio-economic diversity and inclusion in an organisation.

Stephanie joins us for our next employer event to discuss the importance of #culture and #leadership – find out more here, as well as how to register: http://ow.ly/khYf50KixK0

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