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How social class can affect your pay

Financial Times journalist, Naomi Rovnick, discusses how professionals from elite backgrounds earn more than peers from working-class families with CEO, John Craven. Research published by Professor Daniel Laurison and Dr. Sam Friedman identifies a “class ceiling” in the professional workplace where social background impacts employees’ salaries. Highly qualified employees in the City and elite professions Read More

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How upReach helps less-advantaged students get jobs in banks

Sarah Butcher from eFinancialCareers interviews CEO, John Craven. John discusses how upReach helps combat privileged students’ advantages by supporting undergraduates from less-privileged backgrounds to secure top jobs. Theoretically banks and other professions are meritocratic, however in reality there are increasingly more elites in the field. Whilst academic research suggests that there are a lot more Read More

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Privately educated graduates ‘earn more’ than state school colleagues

BBC News education reporter, Katherine Sellgren, discusses the report on private pay progression published by the Sutton Trust and upReach. The study found that privately educated UK graduates in high status jobs earn more than their state school counterparts. Not only did those who attended fee-pay schools earn an average of £4,500 or more three Read More

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The investment banking recruitment process

Sarah Butcher from eFinancialCareers demystifies the recruitment process for investment banking with the help of CEO, John Craven. Securing a job offer with an investment bank can be more competitive than getting into an elite university. The acceptance rate for Goldman Sachs is just 1.8% compared to 5.2% at Harvard University and around 20% at 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