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The Panel on Fair Access to the Professions

The Panel on Fair Access to the professions has published its final report. Lead by the Rt Hon. Alan Milburn its 18 panel members examined the barriers and pathways to reaching professions for all people - regardless of their background.

The report was commissioned by the Prime Minister following the New Opportunities White Paper which examined the issue of social mobility and its importance for the economy and social justice, ensuring everyone has the chance to fulfil their potential and secure the jobs of the future.


Background information

The Panel on Fair Access to the Professions was announced on 13 January 2009. The Panel will complement measures contained in the New Opportunities White Paper [External website].

The Panel will look at the processes and structures that govern recruitment into key professions. It will identify actions that the professions, supported by government where relevant, could undertake to improve access into professions.

The Panel will run until summer 2009 supported by a secretariat based in the Cabinet Office.

National Youth Survey for the Panel released

Fair Access: Good Practice paper released

The Panel on Fair Access to the Professions has published a Phase 2 report outlining the good practice currently underway to support fair access to the Professions.

This lays down a foundation to all the professions, as well as employers and the Government to rise to the challenge to now go further and faster in breaking down the practical barriers that stand in the way of talented young people across the country being able to realise their aspirations

Research paper released:

The Panel on Fair Access to the Professions has published a research paper highlighting key trends and issues in access to the Professions. The report identifies where progress had been made to widen access to the Professions for young people but also identifies where barriers still exist. for young people but also identifies where barriers still exist.

Meeting information

List of Panel Members

List of Panel Members [PDF 74KB,1 page]

Further details

This page will be regularly updated as the Panel’s work progresses.

You can contact The Panel on Fair Access to the Professions by email: access.professions@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk

or in writing at:

The Panel on Fair Access to the Professions
4.16, Admiralty Arch
The Mall
London
SW1A 2WH

Corrigendum

The Panel has issued the following corrigendum to the footnotes of the Fair Access Research Report and Final Report: Unleashing Aspiration