The North West is a hugely diverse region. We’re home to some of the most deprived and disadvantaged towns in the UK, comprising of areas with extremely low social mobility. We therefore have a role to play in ensuring that both our customers and employees have equal opportunities and access to education, employment and enrichment activities, regardless of their social-economic status. We understand the benefits of having a broad and diverse talent pool and want our customers to recognise United Utilities as an employer who really values diversity and inclusion. As an employer, we’re passionate about providing opportunities to those that need it most and understand how critical it is to support people to realise their full potential. Below are a few examples of our programmes, partnerships and projects that help boost social mobility across the region.
Supporting Social Mobility
United Utilities is invested in improving Social Mobility across the region. Find out more about the programmes, initiatives and opportunities we provide to support people from all walks of life.
Opportunity On Tap Report
Read more about our Opportunity On Tap Social Mobility report. You can also watch a video of our first live Social Mobility Summit.
Find out more about Erin's experience at United Utilities and why she benefitted from the youth programme.
We were listed on the 2019 Social Mobility Roll of Honour, recognising our social mobility advancements and commitment to supporting communities across the region.
In 2018, we signed the Social Mobility Pledge which highlights our commitment to boosting opportunity across the North West. We were the first company to launch and Opportunity Action Plan in partnership with the pledge.