Justine Greening MP explains Social Mobility

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We asked Justine Greening what social mobility means to her. This is her story.

At True Potential we’re proud to be one of the first businesses to sign the Social Mobility Pledge founded by Justine and the Harrison Centre for Social Mobility.

The premise of the Social Mobility Pledge is simple, to support people from all backgrounds through education and training. Things like accents or where you started out really shouldn’t matter in business. That’s why the Social Mobility Pledge supports recruitment processes that are open and fair to all. Businesses who have signed the Pledge include BT and Adidas, committing to opportunities for everyone.

At True Potential we’ve always been a big believer in young people, and we have an excellent track record in helping the next generation of talent emerge through apprenticeships and our academy scheme. Where you’re coming from isn’t a factor in our business, it is all about your ambition in the now.

Our Managing Partner, David Harrison, started the Harrison Centre for social mobility, and has a social mobility story of his own, having started out in pit mining village in County Durham. His entrepreneurial spirit helped him to progress in life, and this is what social mobility is all about, bettering yourself no matter what background or circumstances you come from.

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