Linklaters named a top employer for social mobility

Linklaters has been named a top 30 employer for advancing social mobility in the Social Mobility Employer Index 2021, for the fifth year in a row.

The Social Mobility Foundation’s Index recognises UK employers who are taking positive action to drive social mobility within their organisation and are making efforts to ensure that they are accessing and progressing talent from all backgrounds. The businesses and organisations represented in the Index have been identified by the Social Mobility Foundation as leading the way on social mobility.

This year, Linklaters were pleased to see that submissions for the Index reached a record high, with 203 participating employers, collectively employing 1.35 million people across the UK. Employers were assessed across seven key areas, including their work with young people and how they attract, retain and progress talent from less advantaged backgrounds.

David Martin, Global Diversity and Inclusion partner at Linklaters, commented:

“I’m very proud of all of the work that is being done at Linklaters, which has led us to be featured in the Social Mobility Employer Index again this year. It’s fantastic to see more employers than ever taking part and collectively taking action.
Our ambition is to be a leader on social mobility, and we will continue to work hard to level the playing field and ensure that an individual’s background is never a barrier to opportunity at Linklaters.”

Linklaters is committed to ensuring that personal background, social identity and socio-economic circumstances are not barriers to success, with social mobility being one of the global priorities within the firm's Diversity and Inclusion strategy.