KPMG UK remains a strong performer for social mobility, ranking third in the Social Mobility Employer Index 2020. This year’s position sees the firm hold a top-3 ranking for the fourth consecutive year.
Employers were assessed across seven key areas, with these being their work with young people, routes into the company, how they attract talent, recruitment and selection, data collection, progression, experienced hires, and advocacy.
Commenting on the news, Kevin Hogarth, UK head of people at KPMG, said: “KPMG has taken a leading role on social mobility for a number of years, believing it to be not merely a matter of fairness but an economic necessity – and that necessity has by no means diminished in the face of Covid-19.
“The firm is very committed to widening access to the profession. Having recently hired over 600 graduates and over 200 apprentices, we are clearly in a position to make a difference to the lives of many young people.
“The firm also looks closely at socio-economic background, including whether its people attended a non-selective state school or were the first generation in their family to attend university. Only with this data can we truly measure and make progress.”