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April 14, 2022 | Huw Penson

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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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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Building the Baseline Report

11/08/2022

In a report commissioned by the City of London Corporation Socio-Economic Diversity Taskforce, #evidence has found that there is a serious gap in #socioeconomic diversity in UK financial and professional services, especially at senior level.

To combat this, more data collection is required by organisations on socio-economic diversity.

❔ Not sure where to start on data collection?
🔸 Visit our toolkit for employers for guidance: https://lnkd.in/d_BHFuX

Or join the newly launched membership body, Progress Together – a membership body whose purpose is focused on enabling firms to deliver greater socio-economic diversity at senior levels across UK financial services.

👉🏻 Read the full Taskforce report https://lnkd.in/e-J5uj27 #WhoGetsAhead

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