Social mobility and accountancy – in 10 charts

Can you go from stacking shelves to working in a major accountancy firm in the UK?

Here’s the story of social mobility in 10 charts.

From this whistle-stop tour, we get a feel for the state of the nation. We can better understand the underlying causes of the problems. We can also see cautious grounds for optimism. In accountancy not all is bad.

Those from better-off backgrounds have the advantage in almost every way. They are more likely to do well at school, get decent careers advice and go on to the kind of university employers target with recruitment fairs. Their families support them – for example, in taking up internships or moving region.


That’s why more accounting employers need to change. How is your organisation doing? What could you improve?

David Nunn is Content Manager at AAT.

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