Ethnic Minority Students

All the services that Careers and Employability offers are available to all students regardless of protected characteristics. As an ethnic minority student, however, you can also access targeted resources and opportunities that might be valuable for your career planning and progression.

In the Careers and Employability Centre we have a publication entitled Diversity Matters; Race which we are happy to copy for you. This publication includes identifying employers, top tips for applications and case studies.  See below for additional useful information.

There are careers factsheets on: Diversity and Equal Opportunities.

We provide:

Internship/mentoring schemes

https://www.faststream.gov.uk/summer-diversity-internship-programme/
Summer internships are offered annually with applications usually opening in October.

www.windsor-fellowship.org An organisation offering various support initiatives including mentoring to young people from ethnic minority backgrounds, including undergraduate programmes. The undergraduate programmes must be applied for in the first year of your degree.

SEO provides hundreds of outstanding undergraduate students from under-represented ethnic minority backgrounds the unique opportunity to gain summer internships at the most prestigious investment banks, professional service firms and corporate law firms in the UK.

Job sites

www.asianjobsite.co.uk Includes career tips and job vacancies from employers committed to fair and diverse recruitment.

www.ethnicjobsite.co.uk Provides an employer database of those committed to fair and diverse recruitment and career tips.

https://advice.milkround.com/tips/diversity Incorporates relevant careers articles as well as vacancies being promoted specifically to a diverse range of job seekers.

www.rarerecruitment.co.uk This is a recruitment agency specialising in diverse recruitment.

Creative Access supports talented young people from BAME backgrounds to fill paid internship places at many of the UK's top media organisations.

Careers events

The Ethnic Diversity Fair enables black and Asian students and graduates to meet recruiters right at the start of the recruitment season.

The Diversity Group promotes equal opportunities in a variety of ways. It carries vacancies and organises careers events.

Creative Industries Showcase - Channel 4 studios, London | April 13th, 2016  This FREE event is the perfect opportunity for graduates and young people from BAME backgrounds to learn about the wide range of career opportunities that are available in the creative industries.

Careers information

Race for Opportunity includes a list of recruiters taking positive action to recruit in a fair and diverse way.

Elevation Networks (EN) is a youth employment charity that aims to bridge the gap between under-represented groups and industries, helping young people to become more competitive in the labour market place. The website includes vacancies and careers information.

Information from Manchester University Careers Service on equality and diversity. 

www.voice-online.co.uk  An online version of Britain's leading Black and Asian newspaper including a careers section with opportunities and practical tips.

Career sector specific information

Association of Muslim Lawyers includes an online directory of Muslim lawyers who practise Sharia law as well as UK law.

BLD (Black Lawyers Directory) - highlighting and promoting diversity in law. Includes vacancies and placement schemes.

Employment rights

www.equalityhumanrights.com One of the organisation’s key roles is to provide advice and guidance on rights, responsibilities and good practice, based on equality law and human rights legislation.

Gov.uk provides up to date legislation regarding employment.

Where are we?

Careers and Employability is situated in the Library, first floor.
External: 01782 733023 / 733523
Internal: 33023 / 33523
Email: careers@keele.ac.uk