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September 15, 2020 | SMC Admin
SMC report finds that social mobility across England is a ‘postcode lottery’
A socially mobile country provides equal opportunities for everyone, irrespective of circumstances of birth. The Social Mobility Commission’s previous work identified a series of ‘hot’ and ‘cold spots’ across England, reflecting varying prospects in terms of education and employment. What this research did not tell us was the degree to which the place you grow […]Read more
July 21, 2020 | SMC Admin
ELLE and Social Mobility Commission launch initiative to find the next generation of creative talent
ELLE UK today launched a joint initiative with the Social Mobility Commission to find the next generation of creative talent in the UK. “Everyone deserves a door to be opened for them” said our Commissioner and Editor-in-Chief of Elle UK, Farrah Storr, talking about the initiative which has given students aged 16 to 19 unparalleled access […]Read more
June 24, 2020 | SMC Admin
SMC publishes major report on apprenticeships
Apprenticeships are one of the most powerful and effective means of boosting social mobility amongst workers from less advantaged backgrounds – if they can get into the system. Between 2015/16 and 2017/18, the number of apprenticeship starters from disadvantaged backgrounds fell by 36%. The impact was even greater for older (aged 25+) and female […]Read more
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Storytelling to support social mobility
Storytelling is a powerful tool to support your organisation’s social mobility strategy. It can help colleagues to understand the challenges others have faced, helps leaders to understand how they can help and promotes an inclusive, trust-based culture. Ahead of our employers’ masterclass ‘The art of using storytelling to build inclusion’ we asked Shannon Miller, from […]
📢 OUT NOW: The latest #SocialMobilityTalks podcast!
In episode 2, Alun Francis and 3 expert guests debate the pros and cons of contextualised recruitment and admissions.
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