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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

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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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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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