Southern Water last week signed the Social Mobility Pledge, a cross-party campaign which encourages businesses to help boost social mobility in the UK and promote talent from all backgrounds.
As part of the pledge, Southern Water will partner with schools and colleges to help coach people from disadvantaged backgrounds. It will also offer work experience and adopt open employee recruitment practices, creating a level playing field for all young people.
The Social Mobility Pledge was founded by former secretary of state for education, Rt Hon Justine Greening MP. She commented: ”It's great that Southern Water has signed the Pledge and by doing so they have committed to making a real difference to social mobility in Britain. I hope many more organisations will follow so that together we change Britain for the better."
Southern Water is also supports the Social Mobility Business Partnership – a volunteer-led charity and collaboration of more than 130 organisations providing business experience and training.