Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Firms cannot truly tackle equality and diversity through graduate recruitment. - CITY AM

by Caroline Adair
Originally published:  June 30, 2017
Publisher: CITYam.com 


Firms cannot truly tackle equality and diversity through graduate recruitment.

They need to engage employees from disadvantaged backgrounds much earlier, and the role of the Third Sector is critical.

Catherine McGuinness, policy chairman of the City of London Corporation, wrote a timely and important article on Monday in City AM. Following the Social Mobility Foundation’s publication of the fifty best employers in the UK for improving social mobility, McGuinness called on City firms to get ambitious about equality of opportunity – and rightly highlights the role of apprenticeships in making the difference.