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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.
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 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.
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.
A discussion of social mobility and responsible business practices, including quotes from UK Social Mobility Awards 2018 winners. The article looks at why it is imperative not only to have a social mobility initiative, but to promote that initiative at every opportunity.
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.