Connect with us


How to Crack the Class Ceiling Part One (BBC Two Tuesday 6 December 2022)



How to Crack the Class Ceiling

Today Tuesday 6 December 2022 the show How to Crack the Class Ceiling airs a new episode called Part One.

Amol Rajan looks into the opportunities available to young people from working-class backgrounds to enter Britain’s elite professions.

Are there any strategies that can help job candidates from less privileged backgrounds land their dream positions in fields like banking and law, which have historically been dominated by the middle classes?

From a school etiquette class to a university soft skills workshop, he meets people who have discovered their own ways to circumvent the class system. He also monitors the advancement of young people attempting to enter the civil service, the legal system, and the City.

Chris fears that his Hull accent will prevent him from moving forward, Paige is concerned that she doesn’t appear to be a typical barrister, and Adnan is unsure whether to disclose his working-class upbringing in finance interviews.

Will any of the advice benefit these young people, or are they struggling against a system that is blatantly corrupt?


Today, Tuesday 6 December 2022, the episode Part One airs at 9.00pm on BBC Two.

Season 1 Episode 1

Featured Image Credit: BBC Two