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 by an opaque code of conduct favouring polish and privilege. These barriers in the recruitment process are brutal for non-privileged candidates from non-elite universities and schools.

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