why social mobility?
Up to 70% of recruits for professional services firms still come from Private and Grammar schools, which are attended by only 7% of the population.
This is one of the many figures that The Talent Tap is keen to address, with the help of our growing network of Corporate Partners. Our aim is to make a real difference to young people’s lives and help close the prominent gap between disadvantaged and privileged.
Q. Why is the work of The Talent Tap necessary?
A. Talent is everywhere, opportunity is not.
What we’re doing now:
We focus on ‘social mobility cold spots’ (areas with lower house prices, greater levels of deprivation, lower performing schools and fewer available professional jobs) which are predominantly coastal and rural locations where the geographic barriers are so much greater. The added challenges associated with Covid-19 have impacted the UK’s most vulnerable students far more than their privileged counterparts – and the job market as a whole is vastly depleted. Recent research has shown that only 18% of 2020 Graduates are likely to secure jobs, compared to 60% in previous years – so right now The Talent Tap’s work is more important than ever.