Social Mobility Pledge
We’ve signed up to the Social Mobility Pledge to help change Britain for the better
Social mobility is all about moving from one social status to another. This is important to us as we believe people from various backgrounds and circumstances must be able to achieve their full potential without being unfairly obstructed by their upbringing, location of birth, or their social class.
The Pledge aims to encourage employers to play a bigger role in challenging and changing the UK’s record on social mobility.
It resonates with our organisation as it helps further our efforts to constantly strive for better. We want to ensure we deliver a heartfelt service through a diverse workforce.
We pledge to partner with schools and colleges to provide coaching through quality careers advice, enrichment experience and/or mentoring young people in the work place from disadvantaged backgrounds
We pledge to provide structured work experience and/or apprenticeship opportunities to people from disadvantaged backgrounds
We pledge to adopt open employee recruitment practices which promote a level playing field for people from disadvantaged backgrounds or circumstances
We're already fulfilling aspects of the pledge
We are already fulfilling aspects of the Pledge thanks to the work of our learning and development arm The Learning Enterprise (TLE), our People team, and our services which are already working closely with schools.
Watch our video on Social Mobility in Essex
We are committed to doing our bit to help people from all backgrounds and to drive through social mobility. Our Essex Child & Family Wellbeing Service is at the forefront of this. Watch the video below to see the great work they are doing!
Jaskiran, who joined us from the NHS Graduate Management Scheme, tells how her time at Virgin Care has given her a greater understanding of the world of health and social care and says she feels this will benefit her now and throughout her career.
Paramedics are now on hand to provide additional support to local people when they visit the Urgent Care centres in Skelmersdale and Ormskirk as part of the improvement plan being delivered by us in partnership with the local NHS.
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