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
2019 gets off to a speedy start

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. 

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The Social Mobility Pledge
Standard Life Aberdeen Supports Social Mobility Pledge

Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) today (24th August) hosted former Secretary of State for Education the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP on the Scottish leg of her national social mobility tour. The summer-long tour of schools, colleges and businesses across the UK is championing social mobility and uncovering some of the issues faced by people as they attempt to progress in life.

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Matthew McPherson