Only 6% of young people leaving care go to university. The bravery and determination they show in beating the odds to get there, probably means they have many of the characteristics a lot of us are looking for as employers; including the resilience and flexibility needed to operate in fast-moving, ever-changing industry sectors.
Contextual recruitment matters – on the journey towards levelling the playing field and equalising opportunity; AND because it introduces different perspectives into our workplaces, i.e. the diversity that will help us become better decision-makers. Makes me think we should all be thinking about how we build it into our entry level strategies as standard.
How do you get ready for university when you can't afford a suitcase?