Working with class: The state of social immobility in graduate recruitment

Poor social mobility will cost the UK economy £140bn per annum by 2050

At Debut, we’re passionate about improving social mobility in the UK. While this is for us a clear moral issue, it is also a major business and economic issue.

In our latest report, we shine a light on social immobility in the graduate recruitment space. The report brings together insights from young talent, experts, and graduate employers. In doing so it reveals the tensions that exist across these three groups.

Download the full length ‘Working with class: The state of social immobility in graduate recruitment’ report and discover:

  • Important discussions around diversity, social mobility and inclusion and their impact on young talent
  • Students and graduates’ attitudes towards potential employers, personalisation and salary transparency  
  • Expert opinions on the graduate recruitment market from HSBC, Cisco, WPP, Sutton Trust and more
Sutton Trust James Turner CEO

About Debut


We are an early talent recruitment platform that connects employers with relevant, diverse and high quality student and graduates.

With over 150,000 student and graduate profiles, employers can access their ideal candidates based on academic, psychometric, demographic and eligibility criteria. Using targeted push messages known as Talent Spots, employers leverage real-time engagement to connect with early talent through our award-winning app and online.

Debut has flipped early talent attraction on its head. Thanks to our data-driven solution, early talent managers can create scalable, cost-effective and unbiased attraction campaigns and activate passive talent. We deliver only relevant students and graduates to employers’ talent pipeline.

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