with and for ambitious young people
who face structural barriers in education and work because of their socioeconomic background
A society where talent from all social backgrounds is nurtured, harnessed and rewarded
Our staff and trustees are creating a society where talent from all social backgrounds is nurtured, harnessed and rewarded.
The Story So Far
The Social Mobility Foundation started breaking down barriers in 2005 by directly supporting young people.
Today, the Aspiring Professionals Programme – which welcomes thousands of young people each year – is one of three ways that we create more social mobility. We also influence employers to create more diverse workplaces through our Social Mobility Employer Index, and campaign on social mobility issues through our Department for Opportunities.
We believe success should be determined by ability, not where you were born, went to school or the occupation of your parents or guardians. That talent is everywhere in this country, but opportunity is not.
Our team of social mobility experts is spread across the UK. Together with our partners in business and civil society, we’re creating a society where talent from all social backgrounds is nurtured, harnessed and rewarded.