True Potential: Q&A with Lucy
Carly's Social Mobility Blog
Financial technology firm True Potential was one of the first businesses to sign the Social Mobility Pledge, founded by Justine Greening MP and David Harrison of the Harrison Centre for Social Mobility.
Lucy Ingram began her career as a receptionist at True Potential and recently moved into the firm’s academy to train as an IT developer.
Simon Clarke: A vibrant skills economy is the key to boosting social mobility
At Standard Life Aberdeen we are committed to offering our people opportunities to develop themselves on a personal and professional level. Over the past 12 years, we’ve supported the skills development of over 1000 apprentices through a myriad of different programmes such as IT, Business Administration, Customer Service, Management and Leadership and Software Development.
Carly Taylor joined us in October 2018 on our Edinburgh Guarantee Scheme and now works as a Communications Assistant. Carly wanted to share her story with the aim of showing the value our initiatives have added to her career, dispel some myths about them and provide some advice or those who may be interested in applying in the future.
Standard Life Aberdeen: Carly's social mobility story
We are on the cusp of immense change, and as in any time of change, a window of opportunity arises. The United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, when it happens, will be this window of opportunity.
I’d like to see Brexit used as a fresh start for our country with a strong focus on rejuvenating our skills economy, helping people get on in life, and ensuring opportunity and real social mobility for young people across the country.
Carly joined Standard Life Aberdeen a few months after leaving school, by successfully gaining a placement on the Edinburgh Guarantee Scheme.
‘To be given a chance in a huge, established business after years of being in school feeling I had no purpose was almost unbelievable.’