NarrativeProfessional jobs and elite firms continue to be dominated at entry level by people from more privileged socioeconomic backgrounds. This can be attributed to a tendency to recruit the majority of new entrants from a narrow group of elite universities, where students are more likely to have attended selective or fee-paying schools, and/or come from relatively affluent backgrounds. Part of a wider study of law and accountancy firms in the City, this research examined non-educational barriers to entry to elite financial service firms located in Scotland, focusing on firms' recruitment and selection practices.
|Category of impact||Economic and commerce, Education, Policy and legislation, Professional practice, training and standards, Quality of life and safety|
- social mobility
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Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report