“Life’s not fair” - ever had anyone tell you that? Isn’t it time that life was ‘fair’?
This week on the podcast, Andy's chatting with Sarah Atkinson, CEO of The Social Mobility Foundation, and Hannah Ayane, a graduate from their Aspiring Professional Programme.
A recent study carried out by The SMF found that professionals from working-class backgrounds earn on average £6,718 less than someone from a more advantageous background in the same job. Furthermore, The SMF found that even at leadership level in businesses, working-class chief executives earn on average £16,749 less than their peers.
The Social Mobility Foundation are the people tackling those statics and working to rid society of systemic barriers holding back working-class professionals. They exist to provide opportunities for 16-17-year-olds who may be unable to get career support from their schools or families.
The SMF work with young people from all across the UK, in their years prior to and during university, and their Aspiring Professionals Programme offers tailored support across 11 career sectors including, accountancy, architecture, banking & finance, biology & chemistry, business, digital, engineering & physics, law, media & communications, medicine, and politics.
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