Capgemini UK helps improve social mobility in the workplace

Capgemini UK helps improve social mobility in the workplace

 November 16, 2020

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For the third year running, Capgemini UK is one of the Top 75 employers in the annual Social Mobility Foundation Employer Index and top in the IT and Telecoms sector.

The Social Mobility Foundation supports high-achieving students from low-income backgrounds across the UK into top universities and careers. Its Index assesses employers on everything – from the work they do with young people and their apprenticeships, through to their recruitment and selection processes and how people from lower income backgrounds progress up the ladder within their organisations.

Recognized for commitment to social mobility

The Social Mobility Employer Index recognizes the top 75 UK employers who have taken the most action to improve social mobility in the workplace. As the leading authority on employer best practice, the Index ranks Britain’s employers on the work undertaken to ensure they are open to accessing and progressing talent from all backgrounds.

Capgemini UK is again featured as the highest ranked employer in the IT & Telecoms sector and has bagged the 33 position, in the overall index for the commendable work it has taken to tackle this and enable those from lower socio-economic backgrounds to succeed.

The company is proud to have been recognised for its continued commitment to social mobility throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Measures to improve social mobility

Capgemini's measures to improve social mobility include its market-leading apprenticeship programme, which creates opportunities for those who are looking for an alternative to university; its volunteer-led Coding Academy with Code Your Future, trains and supports refugees and people from disadvantaged backgrounds, with several of the course participants now working at Capgemini; targeting its schools outreach work on social mobility “cold spots”; working closely with organisations including The Prince’s Trust, Urban Synergy, Apps for Good and more to support young people from a wide range of backgrounds; as well as internal advocacy in highlighting different backgrounds and routes into the industry from team members at all levels

Capgemini's strengths-based recruitment process also looks for potential rather than past experience, which supports recruiting apprentices and graduates who may have not had the opportunity to take up work experience.

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