Career Camel Becomes a Partner of the Government’s Social Mobility Business Compact
LONDON, December 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Career Camel are delighted to announce their partnership with The Deputy Prime
Minister’s Social Mobility Business Compact (SMBC), a vital campaign to ensure that all
young people across the UK, regardless of their background, have fair and open access to
Currently, the income and social class of parents has a huge bearing on the
opportunity available to a child. The privately educated account for more than half of the
top level of most professions, including high court judges where 70% were privately
educated, even though just 7% of the population attend independent schools.
To help rectify the lack of social mobility, Career Camel and 19 other organisations
have partnered with the Business Compact which has already seen over 150 employers sign up
from a range of industries and sectors, with employers that sign up committing to a fair
and inclusive recruitment process.
Career Camel, sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA),
is a central platform offering career advice, further education guidance and access to
thousands of opportunities from apprenticeships through to graduate jobs
[http://www.careercamel.com/jobs-career ]. The team behind the site are committed to
ensuring that all young people have fair access to the necessary information to make
informed decisions about their future.
Michael Foote, Career Camel’s Managing Director, explains why he and his business
partner wanted to develop the free service: “Whilst looking through student CVs in my
previous role, I noticed that the majority had simple spelling mistakes and decided that
something needed to be done to try and fix this. Initially, Career Camel was designed to
be a tool to help young people create an error-free CV, but since then has evolved into an
extensive careers portal, providing a range of advice, guidance and opportunities for
young people along their career journey. Equally, companies can use the site to advertise
employment and experience opportunities or become the face of their industry through
Since the launch of Career Camel, at the beginning of this year, over 500 career
advisers from schools and universities across the country have registered with the service
and in some instances the website has been incorporated into school curriculums.
Michael adds, “It has been great to see such a strong interest in our service and we
very much look forward to fulfilling our role as a partner of the Social Mobility Business
If you would like to find out more about Career Camel and the service they provide,
please visit the website here – http://www.careercamel.com.
Notes to Editors
1) For media enquiries about Career Camel and our commitment to improve social
mobility for the country’s young people, please contact Michael Foote
2) For further information regarding The Deputy Prime Minister’s Social Mobility
Business Compact, please visit -
References –  Sutton Trust, The Educational Backgrounds of Leading Lawyers,
Journalists, Vice Chancellors, Politicians, Medics and Chief Executives (2009).
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SOURCE Career Camel