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Grant Thornton top for social mobility
14 July 2017
The number-one employer in the UK for social mobility is… Grant Thornton.
Grant Thornton was recently awarded the top spot for social mobility in the first-ever Social Mobility Index, beating KPMG into second place.
Grant Thornton’s CEO, Sacha Romanovitch, said the firm had started its social mobility journey three years ago. The firm has removed academic barriers to entry and stopped the emphasis on relevant work experience and extra-curricular achievements. This meant nearly one in five of those who successful got a place on the firm’s school leaver or graduate programmes in 2016 would have been excluded under the previous academic criteria.
Romanovitch stressed: “Investing in social mobility is a win-win and a great example of business doing well by doing good.”
The top 10 firms named on the list were Grant Thornton, KPMG, Skanska, Standard Life, Deloitte, JP Morgan, PwC, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Morrison Supermarkets, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
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