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Grant Thornton top for social mobility

The number-one employer in the UK for social mobility is… Grant Thornton.

August 2017

Well, that’s where Grant Thornton finished in the first-ever Social Mobility Index, beating KPMG into second place. Grant Thornton’s CEO, Sacha Romanovitch (pictured) said the firm had started its social mobility journey three years ago. It 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 successfully got a place on the firm’s school leaver or graduate programmes in 2016 would have been excluded under the previous academic criteria.
Romanvitch 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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