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February 14, 2023 | Social Mobility Commission
Recap: Using Apprenticeships to improve social mobility and build skills for life
Apprenticeships offer numerous benefits to learners, including the opportunity to earn while you learn, which is especially important for disadvantaged apprentices. They can also help organisations of all sizes, in all industries, build diverse and talented workforces. However, research shows that the majority of apprentices are not from lower socio-economic backgrounds. So what can employers […]Read more
December 5, 2022 | Social Mobility Commission
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 […]Read more
October 12, 2022 | Social Mobility Commission
Recap: The importance of culture and leadership – in conversation with I. Stephanie Boyce, President of the Law Society
An organisation’s culture – the behaviours, values and practices that shape the everyday experiences of its staff – is key to a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. Simply employing people from a variety of backgrounds does not guarantee an inclusive culture, but what steps can you take to ensure that everyone feels valued and supported […]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.
Listen now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, or watch the video on Youtube!