Poll suggests privilege is key to landing internships

Survey carried finds that 72% of privileged young Britons admitted to having used family connections to secure a work placement.

A privileged background, attending private school and who you know are key factors in landing an internship, according to a report that paints a bleak picture of social mobility in modern Britain.

A survey of 5,000 people found that 72% of privileged young Britons admitted to having used family connections to secure a work placement and those who attended private schools were twice as likely to get internships in London compared to state educated children.

On average, people completed seven placements before getting a job, illustrating how important they have become in securing full-time employment and the potentially far-reaching consequences for those unable to land them.

One in four believe a double-barrelled surname offered an advantage, one in five thought the type of school attended did, and one in six said that accent made a difference.

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WE SAY…
No nepotism here. We only submit applicants based on merit, regardless of how many barrells their name has!