From pubs to Whitehall – lessons from six businesses beating retail on social mobility

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Social mobility has rocketed to the top of the business agenda in the wake of the coronavirus crisis as companies ramp up efforts to close the opportunity gap.

The Covid-19 pandemic has widened the chasm between the haves and the have-nots in society, and retailers are rethinking their strategies to ensure that they attract and retain talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. 

Retail Week itself has joined forces with apprenticeship provider Lifetime Training as part of our ongoing No Limits social mobility campaign.

The partnership will support 5,000 new apprentices over the next 12 months through the new Ecommerce Excellence Programme, which has been designed to provide learners with the skills they require to work in the digital economy.

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