Preview: How to Crack the Class Ceiling

How to Crack the Class Ceiling - Amol Rajan

Amol Rajan investigates how Britain’s employers and the government could address classism to ensure a level playing field for working-class applicants trying to enter an elite profession.

In the second and final part of the series, Amol Rajan looks at how Britain’s elite could create a fairer system for young people from working-class backgrounds trying to secure jobs in Britain’s most prestigious professions.

He meets Nadim Zahawi, the former Minister for Equalities and senior member of several Cabinets, and asks whether a government dominated by the privately educated understands the concerns of working-class people.

As we follow Seth, who wants to get into the media and thinks they don’t want white, working-class candidates like him, and Adnan, who’s struggling to land a graduate job in the City, Amol also meets the leaders of top City and media firms. Are they really trying to take action on class equality, or are they ‘class-washing’ – pretending to welcome working-class candidates as a PR exercise?

How to Crack the Class Ceiling

Tuesday at 9.00pm on BBC Two.

Image: BBC/Samuel Palmer.

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