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A Conversation with Wendy Lyons, Judge for the UK Social Mobility Awards

An interview with Wendy Lyons, Chartered Business Psychologist and Director at Human Assets Ltd. Wendy has been on the judging panel for the UK Social Mobility Awards for the last two years and offers a unique perspective on what organisations can do differently to advance the social mobility agenda.

Winners Announced – UK Social Mobility Awards 2019

Organisations from across the UK gathered to celebrate the growing social mobility movement at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square. We celebrated the initiatives that have been most successful in advancing the cause and issued a call to action for greater commitment and collaboration.

Social Mobility Careers Fair Connects Talented Young Londoners with Top Companies

We held our sixth annual Social Mobility Careers Fair on Thursday, 26th September. We had 12 of the UK’s leading organisations in attendance with over 200 young Londoners. There were live vacancies and opportunities, ranging from internships to executive roles as the young people got exclusive insights into the application processes for these organisations.

We Are Hiring: Careers Coach Job Description

We are open to applications for a Career Coach to join the Making The Leap Delivery Team. The successful applicant will be responsible for delivering our pioneering, in-house skills training programme to young adults.

UK Social Mobility Awards Announce 2019 Finalists

The UK Social Mobility Awards announced their shortlist for 2019. Across 11 categories, 57 unique organisations were selected as those most successfully advancing social mobility and embedding it as a core strategy in their business.

Fellows learn about private markets at StepStone Scholar Programme

On Thursday, 18th April, 11 Making The Leap Fellows attended a corporate experience day at private markets company, StepStone. The day-long forum, held in their London office, gave young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds an opportunity to learn about private markets, meet industry insiders, and realise that anyone can pursue a career in finance if they desire.

Raising career aspirations for students from Westminister Academy

We held a two-week work experience program aimed at developing the soft skills of 12 students from Westminster Academy and took them on various corporate trips throughout London in order to help the students develop their confidence, communication skills and as realise the full potential of their career ambitions.

Key takeaways from the Social Mobility Business Seminar

A look back at the Social Mobility Business Seminar, at which executives from across business and government to discuss social mobility best practice and share thought leadership. There was a keynote speech by Nadhim Zahawi MP, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

What to look forward to at the Social Mobility Business Seminar

The UK Social Mobility Awards, in association with Capita, are launching for the third year with a Social Mobility Business Seminar, sponsored by Milkround. Georgie Brazier, Marketing Manager at Milkround, discussed some of the key reasons why this event is so important.

The UK Social Mobility Awards 2018 – Winners Announced

A review of the UK Social Mobility Awards 2018, including photos from the night, details of the speeches and thoughts from the Founder of the UK Social Mobility Awards and Making The Leap, Tunde Banjoko OBE; Chair of the Judging Panel for the Awards, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE; and CEO of the Headline Sponsor, Capita, Jon Lewis.

My Social Mobility Story: Claudine Adeyemi

An interview with social mobility champion Claudine Adeyemi. An associate at Mishcon de Reya, Claudine founded the Student Development Co and recently launched an app designed to enable young people to find out about different careers, called Career Ear.

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