Andy Haldane talks about social mobility with Joshua Williams

This is part of a series of podcasts on social mobility hosted by our Chief Economist Andy Haldane

About this episode

Joshua was awarded a Bank of England African-Caribbean Scholarship. He says an internship with the Bank of England helped him to rewrite a narrative that he ‘didn’t deserve to be there’. 

Joshua talks to our Chief Economist Andy Haldane about the challenges he faced as a young person and his experience of the care system. 

He tells Andy that your past does not define your future and explains what he does to advocate for others in similar circumstances.


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About this podcast series

We want to develop a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace at the Bank of England. Part of that diversity is social background. This podcast series is part of a five-year social mobility strategy that we launched in February 2020.

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This page was last updated 31 January 2023