Saturday, 2 June 2018

Swim with the Tide - sign your company up to The Social Mobility Pledge!

I am passionate about making sure that everyone has great opportunities, regardless of their background. That is why I am so proud to have been appointed a Social Mobility Champion after local business Thompsons of Prudhoe signed up as the Hexham's constituency's very first Social Mobility Pledge accredited employer. The Social Mobility Pledge is a commitment from local businesses to help improve social mobility by giving more opportunities to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Businesses commit to work with local schools to help young people know about the careers they can have, and to give young people work experience or apprenticeships. It also means committing to having open recruitment approaches, which help open to more disadvantaged young people. Businesses like Thompsons of Prudhoe are key to tackling social mobility in our area and helping to connect young people with the opportunities already on their doorstep. I am very proud to be involved with the Social Mobility Pledge and I hope that more local businesses will join Thompsons of Prudhoe in signing up.