UK: Improving social mobility for youth in Liverpool


Disadvantaged young people from poorer areas need some boost to seize opportunities for upward social mobility. To address the issues faced by them in entering the country’s elite universities and professions, and in getting work placements, Social Mobility Foundation seeks to open an office in Liverpool in order to serve more young people with their proven programme. This will put permanent staff in a region that very much needs the provided activities:

  • mentoring from professionals across 11 career sectors,
  • trips to universities around the country,
  • help with writing university applications, tests and interviews,
  • work placements and internships in their chosen profession, 
  • skills workshops to develop the skills employers are looking for. 

KEY FACTS

Location: Liverpool, UK – not far from Widnes where Alstom is currently building a Railway Technology Centre

Duration: 9 months

PARTNERS

Partner NGO: Social Mobility Foundation

Sponsor: M. Hulme –MD Trains & Modn - Preston

Promoter: R. Taylor – Sustainability Mgr - Birmingham

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