Two million workers covered by Social Mobility Pledge

Employers representing over two million workers have signed up to the Social Mobility Pledge, helping to tackle Britain’s widespread and endemic lack of social mobility.

Exactly a year on from its launch, many of the UK’s biggest employers spanning a range of sectors are now backing the Pledge.  

All Social Mobility Pledge-accredited employers have committed to working with local schools and colleges and offering work experience and apprenticeships.

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Lewis Bruford
All Aboard. Social Mobility Pledge on track for big numbers!

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.

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Lewis Grice
Class diversity at work worse now than decades ago 

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.  

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The Social Mobility Pledge