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Top jobs dominated by privately educated and Oxbridge graduates

Employers should collect and monitor data on the socio-economic background of their staff, it has been recommended, after a report...

Address north-south jobs divide, says inequality report

30 May 2019

More than half of the UK’s future job growth will be in London and the south-east, according to a report...

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Young people critical of lack of diversity and social mobility

16 May 2019

Two-thirds of young people feel they have to conceal or change who they really are in order to make a good impression and find a job at many businesses.

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Social inequality ‘stagnant’ and could get worse

30 Apr 2019

Government departments should be “model employers” when it comes to promoting social mobility, according to a report from the Social...

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

4 Feb 2019

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

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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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