Social Mobility

Social mobility centres around the concept that everyone, regardless of their socio-economic background, should be able to thrive and do well. This means that the same career opportunities should be open to you regardless of whether you come from a lower income household, were the first in your family to attend university and/ or in receipt of a means tested grant.

Support and advice

The following websites may be of use to you.

  • Sutton Trust Think Tank aiming to improve social mobility through education.
  • Social Mobility Foundation Charity working to improve social mobility of young people from low income backgrounds.

Finding employers committed to social mobility

Graduate Employers

Social mobility is increasingly becoming high on the agenda for organisations. Many graduate employers are now choosing to monitor and record the social background of applicants in order to attract and retain a more socially diverse workforce. The following resources list employers dedicated to creating a social diverse workforce:

Internships & Work Experience

A number of programmes specifically designed for students from certain socio-economic backgrounds also exist. Financial support is also available in order to enable you to gain experience.