The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission welcomes the creation of a new public interest company to improve careers advice. Our annual report highlighted the current problems, including lack of enduring employer-school partnerships, patchy provision, and a lack of clarity …
David Johnston is Chief Executive of the Social Mobility Foundation, a charity which runs a range of programmes that incorporate mentoring, internships, university application support and skills development to help young people from low-income backgrounds enter universities and professions.
In addition to being a governor at Pimlico Academy, a London secondary school, David is a governor of a sixth form college in London and is on the board of an organisation for 11 to 16 year olds in Oxfordshire.
Previous roles include:
•Director of Future, a charity which supports organisations working with young people
•coordinator of the Oxford Access Scheme, which runs residential programmes for 10 to 18 year olds
This week over 20 institutions from the accountancy profession launched Access Accountancy, a collaborative initiative to widen access to the profession. A key plank of Access Accountancy is the provision of work experience placements for children who lack connections. This …
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