All Aboard. Social Mobility Pledge on track for big numbers!
Class diversity at work worse now than decades ago
It’s full steam ahead for the Social Mobility Pledge after more of Britain’s best-known businesses got on board in February, signalling their intent to transform social mobility.
Virgin Trains has become the first train operating company to be named an accredited Social
Mobility Employer after signing the Pledge. Currently Virgin Trains run a number of initiatives including a programme aiming to get ex-offenders back in to work, partnering with schools where pupils have an introduction into the railway industry as well as providing work experience placement and apprenticeships.
2019 gets off to a speedy start
Disadvantaged young people have a tougher time progressing in the workplace today than they did two generations ago.
Our research also shows that Britain is losing ground on other nations in terms of class-diversity at work; and that young people from poorer backgrounds often face insurmountable barriers in securing new jobs and promotions.
Our study will 2,000 people shows that the majority of UK workers believe progressing through the ‘class-ceiling’ is harder for young people now than it was decades ago.
Over a million employees covered by Justine Greening’s social mobility drive
At the Social Mobility Pledge, we’re gearing up for an exciting 2019.
The year has already got off to a speedy start with world-class luxury car maker Aston Martin joining the Pledge and committing to help make Britain a fairer country and spreading opportunity more widely.
Hot on their heels were engineering giant Rolls-Royce and Greene King, a leading pub retailer and brewer, which employs 39,000 people across the UK.
Employers representing over a million workers have signed up to tackle Britain’s lack of social mobility.
The Social Mobility Pledge was founded in March by the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP and entrepreneur David Harrison to encourage companies to challenge the UK’s shamefully poor record on social mobility.