REVEALED: The top 50 employers for social mobility

REVEALED: The top 50 employers for social mobility

KPMG, Morrison’s and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are just three of several big-name employers to be recognised in this year’s Social Mobility Employer Index.

The index, created by the Social Mobility Foundation in partnership with the City of London Corporation, ranks UK’s employers on the actions they are taking to ensure they are open to accessing and progressing talent from all backgrounds.

Whilst the big four accountancy firms dominated the top 10, several other industries made it to the list for their commitment to hiring talent from a socially diverse pool.

For example, JLL - the only real estate adviser to be recognised in the rankings, was commended for its the removal of A-level and GCSE academic requirements for graduate roles, engaging with and recruiting from non-Russell Group universities and offering higher level apprenticeships to students from non-advantaged backgrounds.

Claire England, Head of UK Diversity and Inclusion at JLL, said: “We’re pleased to have been included in the Social Mobility Index. This is an area of focus for us and something that we’ll continue to drive progress on. Everyone has the right to a good career and ensuring that talented young people receive the opportunities they deserve is critical to the future of our business.

"We all benefit from social mobility which is why at JLL we are working so hard to remove the barriers for those who lack the support and connections to get ahead.”

Speaking about the success of this year’s employers, David Johnston, Chief Executive of the Social Mobility Foundation said:

“We have been very impressed by the efforts employers are making to ensure their organisation is open to talent from all backgrounds."

"We can really see organisations taking a whole host of actions to try and ensure that they have a diverse workforce in terms of socio-economic background as well as in terms of gender and race; they in turn are benefitting from accessing a much wider talent pool than they have traditionally recruited from. All entrants should be praised for broadening their approach.”

To see which employers were named in the top 50 Social Mobility Employer Index rankings, click next…

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