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September 15, 2020 | SMC Admin
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
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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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 […]
Building the Baseline Report
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.Find out more