The Inner Temple is Rising Up for Social Mobility
Over 100 employers from 18 sectors, who collectively employ over one million people, entered the 2018 Social Mobility Index. The Inner Temple has been ranked 24th – up eleven places compared to 2017 – out of the Top 50 UK employers who have taken the most action on social mobility in the workplace.
The Index is the creation of the Social Mobility Foundation and is published in partnership with sponsors The City of London Corporation. It ranks the UK’s employers on the actions they are taking to ensure they are open to accessing and progressing talent from all backgrounds.
This year the index found that having a workforce that is diverse in terms of social background is fast becoming as important to employers as being diverse in terms of gender and race.
Entrants included banks, law firms, Government departments, engineering firms, retail firms and technology companies.
Greg Dorey CVO, Sub-Treasurer (CEO) of the Inner Temple, commented:
“The Barrister profession should be open anyone, no matter their background. Our ranking today in the Social Mobility Index clearly shows that our school and university programmes are making a difference to the future of the profession. We’re delighted to be highlighted as an example of good practise in the official report just published by the Social Mobility Foundation.”
The Social Mobility Employer Index is a voluntary and free of charge survey that assesses employers across seven areas, including the work they do with young people; their recruitment and selection processes; and how people from lower income backgrounds progress within their organisations.