Social mobility

‘Ee-bah-gum’: accent bias still afflicts UK

Pronounced regional accents can be a barrier to career progress and social mobility, as they are perceived negatively by some...

Boost apprenticeship access for women to increase diversity

28 Jan 2019

The government should remove any barriers preventing young women embarking on apprenticeships, according to a report published today by the...

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Double ‘pay penalty’ for working-class women in elite occupations

28 Jan 2019

Women in elite occupations from working class backgrounds face a double pay penalty, according to new book about class and...

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Young people least likely to value apprenticeships

11 Dec 2018

People under the age of 25 are least likely to see the value in apprenticeships, according to research from the...

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Government reveals fund to help vulnerable women return to work

21 Nov 2018

The Government Equalities Office is to shift its focus to helping women who are economically inactive or are in low-paid...

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How we can fix the apprenticeship levy

8 Oct 2018

Employers have an opportunity to shape the future of apprenticeships when the government publishes a consultation on the apprenticeship levy’s...

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MPs demand action to improve apprenticeship quality

8 Oct 2018

Apprenticeships do not offer sufficiently high quality training and too many disadvantaged people are missing out, claims a damning Education...

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Civil service to boost diversity through apprenticeship

28 Sep 2018

The civil service is looking to hire its first wave of apprentice economists, including school leavers, in a bid to...

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Apprenticeships vital to improving prospects for disadvantaged people

13 Sep 2018

Apprenticeships and other “earn and learn” programmes are key to improving social mobility and addressing the UK’s productivity gap, a...

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Army recruitment disproportionately targets poor people

10 Sep 2018

The British army has been criticised for explicitly targeting young people from poor, working class backgrounds in its latest recruitment...

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Legal and consulting firms dominate top employers for social mobility

11 Jul 2018

Consulting and professional services company KPMG has topped a list of 50 UK employers to have taken action on social...

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Equality and inclusion winners celebrate at the enei 2018 Awards

10 Jul 2018

Croydon Council and ISS UK and Ireland received the overall winner prizes for their inclusion policies at this evening’s 2018...

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Hundreds of BBC staff demand full pay transparency

6 Mar 2018

Hundreds of BBC staff, including stars such as Mariella Frostrup, Victoria Derbyshire and Rev Richard Coles, have written to the...

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Which names attract the highest and lowest pay?

8 Nov 2017

Being a man called Ed could be the key to maximising your pay, earning you more than three times the...

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Grant Thornton tops Government’s new social mobility index

21 Jun 2017

The Government has published its first ever list of the top 50 employers to have promoted social mobility at work....

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