Eldon (now NRL) signs the Social Mobility Pledge

Language Solutions specialist Eldon (now NRL) have joined the wider NRL Group in signing the Social Mobility Pledge.

The pledge is already supported by a wide representation of employers and academic establishments across the UK, including 550 businesses and more than 50 universities. The campaign was set-up to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and help level the playing field.

Coalition members pledge to focus time to develop their social mobility activities around 3 key areas – outreach, access and recruitment. Looking for initiatives to support within the local community to engage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, developing work experience and apprenticeship opportunities within their businesses, and ensuring recruitment processes provide an open forum to attract and welcome people from all walks of life.

The Social Mobility Pledge was founded to give organisations a platform to drive their community support work – actively encouraging them to work with local schools and colleges, and support opportunities within their own businesses for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain vital experience. Using their industry experience to share knowledge and encourage young people to start thinking about their future.

Reflecting on the importance of the initiative, Director Greg Compton said,

“Eldon (now NRL) is delighted to join the wider NRL Group to support the Social Mobility Pledge. On a daily basis we support local businesses and universities, so it’s great to see that some of these have also committed to the pledge.
Organisations like Eldon (now NRL) and the NRL Group, sign the Social Mobility Pledge to show their support on this important initiative. With a promise to undertake much needed local engagement work to reach young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and help them to start considering their future.
We’re delighted to join the wider NRL Group in supporting this important work.”

NRL Group CEO David Redmayne also commented,

“It’s always been important for us to be able to support as many people as possible, whether that’s within our own teams, or when recruiting roles for our clients within our recruitment operations. We’re able to offer a wide range of opportunities across so many industries and know first-hand that with more diverse workforces, organisations flourish.
So, when it comes to social mobility, we were delighted to be able to sign up to the pledge to reinforce the work that’s already being undertaken across our branches, as well as encouraging us to continue to focus on this important area.
The NRL Group was founded on a strong culture of doing the right thing, being accountable and giving back – so it’s rewarding to see our colleagues engaged in community initiatives that will help to shape the next generation.”

Find out more

Organisations interested in finding out more about the initiative can do so by visiting the Social Mobility Pledge website on the link below.

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