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Top graduates missing out on banking jobs for lacking ‘polish’

The Guardian’s Amelia Hill reports on the Social Mobility Commission’s research entitled “Socio-Economic Diversity in Life Sciences and Investment Banking”. Graduates hoping to secure a job in investment banking should avoid brown shoes, flamboyant ties and ill-fitting suits the Social Mobility Commission’s most recent report suggests. The social exclusion found in the sector is caused Read More

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Access to the professions: why we started a social mobility enterprise

Dale Potter and Henry Morris contribute to the Guardian’s social enterprise blog to explain the driving forces behind upReach’s creation. Coming from opposite ends of the social spectrum, they saw a need to tackle the difference in professional prospects associated with socio-economic status. Studies have shown that undergraduates from less privileged backgrounds perform at least Read More