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Social mobility masterclass – #1 Outreach

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Having a strong outreach programme is an ideal way of connecting with individuals who may not traditionally apply for roles within your organisation, yet may be able to make a significant contribution in future. It brings awareness of the opportunities in your organisation and sector, enabling you to tap into a diverse pool of talent.

A successful outreach programme:

  • Breaks the standard recruitment mould and drives diversity within your business.
  • Supports your local community, especially in areas considered to be social mobility ‘cold spots’.
  • Provides potential employees with the ‘why’ they should come work for you and contribute to the success of your business.
  • Raises the aspirations of individuals so they can achieve their full potential.

On 23 July, we held the first in our new Social Mobility Masterclass series for employers – exploring how you can reach, attract and foster that talent. Below you can find a recording of the webinar, including an in-depth case-study from Santander delving into their outreach practices. This session was developed in partnership with the Social Mobility Pledge, Up Reach, The Careers and Enterprise Company, BPP and of course Santander.

For those of you who are keen to enhance your current programme, we have also developed, in conjunction with insights from this masterclass, a pack to help you further. It includes a checklist for employers, as well as details of Santander’s Emerging Talent Initiative which spans ‘school to work’ placements for young students, traineeships, internships & placements, graduate schemes and apprenticeships.

Click here to view the Social Mobility Commission Masterclass Outreach pack.

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