The Social Mobility Pledge is clear when it says: “Talent is spread evenly across the UK, but all too often opportunity is not.” That’s why former Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Justine Greening, has teamed up with some of the U.K.’s leading businesses and Universities to share best practice on boosting social mobility and levelling up opportunity.
The Pledge was founded by Justine Greening, supported by David Harrison, founder of the Harrison Centre for Social Mobility and now covers more than 3 million employees, and 1 million students across the UK.
Abbey Logistics signed the pledge late last year and through the work it does with Think Logistics, the company is committed to providing opportunities for young people by providing training and employment to local people from disadvantaged communities.
Earlier this week, Abbey Logistics CEO Steve Granite met with Justine Greening, to discuss Think Logistics and the joined-up approach it has taken to address the issue of raising the profile of the logistics industry, through bringing companies together to tackle a common challenge.
Steve outlined the work that is done by Think Logistics through internships, work placements and mentoring, which is having a positive impact in many young people’s lives across the U.K. and hugely benefiting the organisations that support Think Logistics.
Ms Greening was impressed by the opportunities logistics offers young people and the scale and variety of roles available in the sector.
Both sides are now keen on exploring how each organisation can help support each other, which will hopefully lead to bringing even more talented young people to the logistics sector.