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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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October 7, 2021 | Alice Viner

Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead is a music centre and charity in the North East, and one of the largest cultural organisations in the country with 500 staff in administration, orchestra, music teaching, leadership, front of house and back of hour work.

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September 21, 2021 | Alice Viner

The Old Vic

Diversity and inclusion is embedded as part of The Old Vic’s mission to ensure that theatre is ‘supported, shared and upheld for as many people as possible’, regardless of background, access requirements or age.

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August 3, 2021 | Alice Viner

Speakers for Schools

In March 2020, youth social mobility charity Speakers for Schools introduced their ‘Virtual Work Experience’ programme. The programme aims to improve social mobility by making it easier for young people from UK state schools to access high quality work experience, regardless of background or location. Thanks to the flexibility of virtual delivery, employers from different […]

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April 8, 2021 | Alice Viner

Masterclass 2020: Outreach

Having a strong outreach programme is an ideal way of connecting with individuals who may not traditionally apply for roles within your organisation, yet may be able to make a significant contribution in future. It brings awareness of the opportunities in your organisation and sector, enabling you to tap into a wide talent pool. For […]

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March 3, 2021 | SMC Admin

Masterclass 2021: Outreach

On 25 February we held the second employers’ masterclass series of the year, exploring outreach and how you can reach, attract and foster a diverse pool of talent. Outreach is about attracting candidates who may not traditionally apply for roles within your organisation, yet could make a significant contribution in future. They may not have […]

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January 28, 2021 | SMC Admin

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain

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December 7, 2020 | Alice Viner

Santander

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

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

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July 7, 2020 | SMC Admin

Allen & Overy

The Smart Start programme aims to change perceptions by granting more young people access to the inside of a law firm.

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July 7, 2020 | SMC Admin

Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House knows that to publish books that represent and reach more people, it needs to become more representative of UK society.

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Announcing our new Employer Advisory Group

The Social Mobility Commission has today announced the membership of its new Employer Advisory Group (EAG).  The Employer Advisory Group has been put in place to drive social mobility in the workplace in the UK and support the Commission’s employer focused programme of work.  The role of the EAG will be to:  Influence the future […]

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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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