Leadership programme for disabled students

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 2 June 2015

Common Purpose is a charity that runs leadership development courses and they are currently running a programme in partnership with Santander called Frontrunner for Disabled Students. It's a three-day residential course that takes students behind the scenes of a city to visit an incredible range of organisations and their leaders across different sectors (many of whom will be potential employers). Following the course, students will be able to apply to the Santander sponsored internship scheme.

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Topics: Diversity, Jobs and Internships, employability skills

An interview with Liz Dawes, Trust Officer at City Disabilities

Posted by Frances Cassidy on 14 May 2015

This originally appeared on The Careers Group Law Blog

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Topics: Diversity, job hunting

Paid Arts & Media Internships

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 8 May 2015

We've recently added a large number of paid internships in the arts and media sectors aimed at different groups who face barriers to employment.

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Topics: Diversity, Jobs and Internships, creative industries

Finding disability-friendly employers

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 1 May 2015

Researching employers is a great way to help find out which company would be a good fit for you to work in. Finding supportive environments through targeted research can provide a good demonstrator of employers’ attitude to their employees in general and their corporate social responsibility aims.

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Topics: Diversity, job hunting

LGBT inclusion in the Global Workplace

Posted by MartinBrown on 1 May 2015

As businesses compete for talent, expand into new markets and accelerate innovation, diversity and inclusiveness is a source of competitive advantage.

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Topics: Diversity, Business and Finance, Fairs and Events

Stonewall Top 100 Employers

Posted by careers consultant on 16 February 2015
Stonewall has released the 2015 version of its Workplace Equality Index which identifies Britain’s most gay friendly employers. This year they have also introduced “additional criteria to assess organisations’ commitment to lesbian, gay and bisexual staff globally” with 10 companies achieving “Top Global Employers for 2015” status.You can find the list and report on Stonewall’s website and lesbian, gay, and
bisexual jobseekers might also find their Starting Out Guide helpful which is available online as well as hard copies in your careers service.Find more resources for LGBT jobseekers on Careers Tagged.
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Topics: Diversity, job hunting

Diversity Roundup - October

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 31 October 2014

 

Here's a summary of the news, blog posts and careers information we’ve come across in the last month that we thought may be of interest to you.

Find more news and events on the Reach website.

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Topics: STEM, Diversity, law, Business and Finance, Fairs and Events

Job seeking tips for dyslexic graduates

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 13 October 2014

 

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Topics: Diversity, CVs and applications

Accessible careers events

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 8 October 2014

This month The Careers Group University of London is hosting the London Graduate Fair on Tuesday 15 October and the Postgraduate Study Fair on Wednesday 29 October 2014.

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Topics: Diversity, job hunting, Fairs and Events

But none of my family are professionals…

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 2 October 2014

Five tips for networking without family connections

Networking is important in job seeking and exploring your career options, from helping you to discover unadvertised vacancies to developing commercial awareness. But what if you don’t know anyone in the types of roles that interest you? This problem is particularly common for students and graduates from less affluent backgrounds so here’s some advice on overcoming that barrier.

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Topics: Diversity, job hunting

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