Interesting suggestion that a combination of a ‘narrow curriculum diet’ when it comes to creative, tech and applied subjects; and not enough employers investing in training has resulted in workers – many from disadvantaged backgrounds – not being able to recognise their natural abilities in the workplace. 

On the basis that encouraging people from disadvantaged backgrounds will be part of the solution to growing more diverse workforces, perhaps the latest report from the Centre for Social Justice (which inspired this article) might be worth a read.  Some of the work we’ve done around clients’ diversity challenges has revealed more to do with what we used to call ‘class’, now reframed as social mobility, than anything about the ‘protected characteristics’...