Equality and diversity
A number of major graduate recruiters have policies and processes that are proactive in recruiting students and graduates from diverse backgrounds
Promoting diversity and inclusion has become a priority across many professions.
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Recruiters are keen to have a diverse workforce, and many will have policies and processes that are proactive in recruiting students and graduates from diverse backgrounds. An increasing number of recruiters are offering traineeships, internships and Insight events and many are being recognised for their approach to being inclusive employers. To find out the policies and attitudes of the recruiters that you are interested in, explore their equality, diversity and inclusion policy. Search their website to see if they have any specific staff networks, and look out for external accreditation such as whether they are a Disability Confident employer, a Stonewall Diversity Champion or part of the Mindful Employer charter promoting mental health at work. Check to see whether they are partnering with organisations such as Rare Recruitment, SEO London, MyPlus Students' Club (disability), EmployAbility (disability and neurodifference) or one of the many other organisations that are working for specific communities. A key place to look, to see what they do to celebrate diversity, is their Facebook and Twitter pages.
Updates on the University’s equality and diversity policy and related activities are available via the Equality and Diversity Unit.
UK law protects you from discrimination due to your age, gender, race, religion or beliefs, disability or sexual orientation. For further information on the Equality Act 2010 and to find out where and how you are protected, and what to do if you feel you have been discriminated against, visit the UK Government’s webpage on discrimination.
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