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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.
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.
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.
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.
Making the Leap renews its partnership with HSBC, funding young and school-age people across London in achieving their career ambitions.
My Social Mobility Story: Jonathan Andrews, ‘Rising Star of the Year’ at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2018
Jonathan Andrews, Trainee Solicitor at Reed Smith and winner of the ‘Rising Star of the Year’ award at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2018 talks about his journey from a comprehensive school to one of the biggest law firms in the world and a wealth of recognition for his work to promote social mobility, diversity and inclusion.
Geoffrey Williams, UK Social Mobility Awards Judge and Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Thompson Reuters, talks about his social mobility story and why the awards are so important to encourage best practice amongst organisations across the UK.
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.
‘Promoting Social Mobility is a Strategic Imperative’. Thoughts from UK Social Mobility Awards 2017 Winners, KPMG
Winners of the ‘Leadership of the Year’ and ‘Mentor of the Year’ awards at the inaugural UK Social Mobility Awards, KPMG’s Jatin Patel discusses the business benefits of investing in social mobility and the positive outcomes of the awards.
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.
Founder and Chief Executive of Making The Leap and The UK Social Mobility Awards, Tunde Banjoko OBE writes on why all organisations must have social mobility at their core and track their progress.
Making The Leap says goodbye to our outgoing Chair, Dr Julie Paine, and welcomes Nicholas Cheffings as our Chair-elect.
A review of 25 years of Making The Leap, with thoughts from staff, supporters and volunteers.
In the second year of the pioneering UK Social Mobility Awards, organised by Making The Leap, we are taking a look back at some of last year’s winners to find out why social mobility is so important to them, how their initiatives are moving forward and why...
I’ve lost count of the number of conversations where I was left feeling that there is a real sense of momentum around social mobility. Organisations from across the country, in both the private and public sectors, are doing something or thinking about doing something....
On 8th February, we introduced school pupils from two Southwark schools, to top financial companies, at our first Careers In Numbers event. The event aimed to help schoolchildren aged 15-18 to feel inspired by careers at these companies, to learn about all the...