Top Firms Set ‘posh Test’ Barrier

by | Jun 4, 2015 | Industry News

Young people from working-class backgrounds are being systematically excluded from jobs in top legal and accountancy firms, an official report has found.

The chairman of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, Alan Milburn, accused firms of imposing a “poshness test” effectively excluding recruits whose parents do not have “the right sort of bank balances”.

A study of 13 “elite” law, accountancy and financial services firms carried out for the commission found that 70% of job offers last year went to graduates who had been to fee-paying or selective state schools.

Source: bt.com

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Please click here to read the full report: “Non-educational barriers to the elite professions evaluation”

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