PwC's chairman comments on the Social Mobility Commission's State of the Nation report

Nov 28, 2017

Commenting on the findings of The Social Mobility Commission’s State of the Nation report on social mobility, Kevin Ellis, chairman and senior partner at PwC, said:

“We support the report’s findings. Making progress on social mobility benefits everyone including employees and employers. Our business is stronger for having people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

“Responsible business is a force for good and steps have been taken to ensure recruitment and progression routes are open to all but we are committed to doing more.

“The report found a clear link between where you are born and your future success, making it more important than ever that employers need to reach right across the country as early as possible to help raise aspirations and increase awareness of job opportunities.

“With technological changes having a significant impact on the jobs market it is more crucial than ever that the government and businesses work together to make sure that the high-skilled and high-paid jobs of tomorrow are attainable whatever your background.

“As a major recruiter in the UK, we recognise the opportunity to make a difference and we’re focussing our efforts on social mobility cold spots and are a cornerstone employer in the Bradford opportunity area. We’ve also taken other steps to advance social mobility, including removing UCAS scores as assessment criteria for the majority of our graduate roles, offering enhanced work experience to disadvantaged students, expanding the routes into the firm and supporting social enterprises throughout the UK.”

ENDS

Notes

  1. To find out more on what PwC is doing to advance social mobility please visit https://www.pwc.co.uk/who-we-are/social-mobility.html

 

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