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Diversity Careers Fair


 

Diversity Careers Virtual Fair

Unfortunately our Diversity Careers Fair due to be held in the Davison Building had to be cancelled, as many of our exhibitors were no longer able to attend following advice from their organisations relating to the Coronavirus outbreak. However, you can find information on all of the organisations involved below. They are working hard to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace in areas such as gender, ethnicity, mental health, disability and neurodiversity and we encourage you to research them further and discover whether they might be the right fit for you as you work out your future career plans.

Employers

Our fantastic employers who were due to attend the Careers Diversity Fair have given us some more information about what they do, the opportunities they have available, and how they support diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Click here to find out more or click on the logos below.

 

Accenture

BCLP Civil-Service

creativeaccess.org.uk

CRUK

careers.enterprise.co.uk fdmgroup.com grad-jobs-header-logo
074a9f05-profile_Investment2020_Large London Sport Sparta Global Surrey Police
Police-Now-Logo

Support Networks and Charities

Click the logos below to find out what the support networks are doing to make the workplace more inclusive and how they can help you with your career! 

myGwork myplusstudents club Pink News TAYLOR BENNETT FOUNDATION logo-seo-london

Student Societies and Collectives

The following student societies and collectives are also passionate about Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace, so do get in touch with them to find out more:

ACS RHUL Disabled Collective Feminism Society LGBT+
Women of Colour Collective Women Students Collective logo WISDOM

What are your values? 

A key part of your journey here at Royal Holloway is understanding what your values are and in turn, what appeals to you in a potential employer when considering the type of company you'd like to work for. Working for an employer that reflects your values can play a crucial part in your personal happiness and success in the workplace.

Fair Booklet

We produced a helpful booklet for the event which we have left here for you, as it contains useful information about the employers and support networks who had booked to attend, as well as the student societies and collectives we have collaborated with. Make sure you look at the list of diversity schemes and organisations on the back page, which could help to kick-start your job search!

Diversity in the Workplace Passport Challenge

WIN A BLUETOOTH SPEAKER! Accenture are running this month's Passport Challenge which is based on Inclusion in the Workplace and their #InclusionStartsWithI campaign. Find out more here on how you can enter to be in with a chance to win a speaker plus a £20 Amazon Voucher! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at the answers to some of our Frequently Asked Questions below:

Why should I research employers' diversity & inclusion initiatives?

Finding out more about the employers you are interested in will enable you to:

  • Be more aware of how your career aspirations fit with these employers
  • Be better informed when evaluating your career options.
  • Better understand how these employers embrace diversity and inclusion and what that could mean for you
  • Learn what a successful applicant looks like to these employers
  • Be better informed when exploring your next steps.
  • Understand how they are changing their recruitment processes to make them more inclusive
  • Identify diversity and equality insights for the career of your choosing
  • Be better informed and more likely to succeed when applying

Will there be any leaflets I can pick up?

Some employers are sending their brochures and you will be able to pick these up from the tables outside the Careers Service in Davison from Wednesday 18 March. You can also pick up a copy of the fair brochure from the Careers Service in the Davison Building, or download it here. It has lots of useful information!

What questions can I ask an employer?

Whether in person or online, if you have no idea what to ask an employer, here are some suggestions:

  • What do you enjoy about working for this company?
  • How did you get started in your career?
  • What sort of graduate/internship roles do you offer?
  • What is a typical day like in the role?
  • What opportunities are there for career progression?
  • What makes a good candidate for your company/industry?
  • How do you ensure that the application process is fair?
  • How can I make my application stand out?
  • What can I do while I am at university that will help me get into this sector?
  • What are your company values?
  • What diversity & equality initiatives do you have in place for your employees?

Can I get some general advice on diversity and inclusion in the workplace?

Our Careers team are always happy to speak to you if you need any help or advice on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, either by phone/skype or in person (see below). There are also lots of organisations who can help you with specific questions - take a look at the back of our fair booklet for a list of some of these organisations.

Alternatively, if you need general careers guidance or help with an application, you can book a one-to-one appointment with a Careers Consultant. Find out more.

I'm an international student. Are there opportunities for me?

The fair booklet has information on which employers sponsor international students.

If you have any specific questions about visas, the International Student Support team may also be able to help you with your questions via email.

 

Frequently asked questions

Take a look at the answers to our frequently asked questions

More about the employers

Click here to find out more about the employers who were due to attend the Diversity Fair.

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Employers at the diversity fair


Discover more about the employers who were booked to attend the Diversity Fair, and read about the opportunities and support they have available

 Employer information 

Our fantastic employers who were due to attend the Careers Diversity Fair have given us some more information about what they do, the opportunities they have available, and how they support diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Find out more below.

 

Accenture

Who are Accenture?

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 482,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

Where can I find out more information about Accenture?

Visit us at www.accenture.com.

At Accenture we believe everyone’s different. They bring something new and exciting to the team – their own way of thinking, seeing and doing. That’s their power. Ever wondered what yours is? Take our mind-analysis quiz to discover your powerful mind.

Where can I find information on graduate roles?

If you’re in your final year, or have already graduated and you’re ready to build a successful career with us, then you can join one of our graduate programmes and start your rise to the top.

To find out more about what it’s like to be one of our graduate joiners, including an insight into the day-to-day role, take a look at our graduate blog.

How can I apply for a graduate role?

Please note all our applications for graduate programmes are currently closed and will re-open again in September/October. We are likely to run a 4 day insight week that will give those attending an opportunity to land a role in one of our technology graduate programmes – if you're interested in this please keep a look out on our website.

Inclusion starts with I

#InclusionStartsWithI is a discussion around the importance of a positive, inclusive work environment. Starring a group of Accenture people, this video demonstrates that bias can appear in both expected and unexpected ways—and that each of us has the power to make a difference.

We put inclusion & diversity at the heart of the way we work. Click here to find out more on our website.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

A message from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Hi there, sorry we weren’t able to meet you at the fair, but we just wanted to tell you a bit about our firm and why you should apply to us:

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is an award-winning, international law firm supporting clients from our 32 offices found across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. We represent 40% of the Fortune 500, with market recognised excellence in legal service and technology innovation applied to consistently deliver commercial advantages to our clients. Working as one team,  the collaborative culture found in our Corporate, Finance, Litigation and Corporate Risk, and Real Estate practices ensures clients receive clear, connected advice wherever and whenever they need it. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are steadfast in our commitment to making Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner a diverse and inclusive firm. We believe that diversity enriches the quality and fabric of our culture and makes us a stronger, better firm. We strive every day to create an inclusive workplace where every individual can be themselves and can contribute meaningfully to the firm’s success. The strategy comprises of six key areas of focus: Disability, Family & Carers, Gender Representation, LGBTQ*, Mental Health & Wellbeing and Social Inclusion & Ethnicity. We have many awards for our diversity and inclusion strategy, of which more information can be found on our website.

Aspiring Solicitors

Aspiring Solicitors is a leading legal diversity platform in the UK. The organisation targets diverse undergraduates, postgraduates and graduates aiming to enter the legal profession through a combination of mentoring and coaching services, diversity specific events, placements and competitions. BCLP are proud to be an Affiliate Partner of Aspiring Solicitors and, in 2019, 59% of our trainee intake were Aspiring Solicitors members from underrepresented groups in the legal profession.

Training contracts

We offer 30 training contracts per year and are currently recruiting for our 2022/23 intake. 2. Please see our trainee website for more information. We are also on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @bclp_trainees so feel free to give us a follow!

Cancer Research UK

A message from Cancer Research UK

Sorry we won’t be able to meet you all at the Diversity Careers fair this March, but hopefully we can come and meet you all on campus soon! 
We wanted to let you know about our summer internships which are live on our website now! We are searching for the most motivated and passionate interns to join us in July, whether you’re interested in Technology, Policy, Research or even if you want to work In our Labs we have a range of opportunities available. 
We do not ask for any specific qualifications or background and encourage applications from all! So please visit our website and check out the different opportunities available, but be quick. They will shut at midnight on Wednesday 18 March.

About Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) is the world's leading independent charity dedicated to cancer research. We carry out scientific research to help prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and we have discovered new ways to beat cancer that together have saved hundreds of thousands of lives across the world. Each and every one of our employees contributes to our progress, so whatever team you join, you’ll have a part to play. 

Where can I find more information on opportunities available?

You can find more information on Cancer Research UK jobs board.

Where can I discover more about equality, diversity and inclusion at Cancer Research UK?

Take a look at Cancer Research UK's webpage for more information on equality, diversity and inclusion.

 The Civil Service

A message from the Civil Service

Dear Royal Holloway Students we are really sorry that we cannot be with you for the Diversity fair on the 18 March and we hope you are all taking care of yourselves in this difficult time and that you are with friends and family. We really believe it is important that the Fast Stream attracts and recruits a diverse range of candidates who have studied a whole variety of subjects, so that the Civil Service reflects the society that it supports. If you want more information about the fast stream, please look at our Facebook pages. We are hoping to share on this page personalised Day in the life blogs.

Whilst the application window is closed until Autumn 2020, you can pre-register by sending an email with your contact details to fs.preregister@cabinetoffice.gov.uk, so you are notified when it opens.

About the Civil Service

The Civil Service is one of the largest employers in the UK. It supports the government of the day to implement its policies. 
Civil servants work across the UK and abroad to promote and protect the nations’ interests. We help to shape the decisions that will affect everyone’s lives and to deliver the public services that we all rely on. 

What is the Civil Service Fast Stream?

The Fast Stream is an award-winning leadership programme that develops the highest potential graduates to become future leaders of the Civil Service. The programme offers a choice of 15 schemes, each within a profession, and the opportunity to experience working in multiple government departments.
We are very proud to have been voted No. 1 in the 2019 Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, as well as Graduate Employer of Choice for our Public Sector and HR schemes.

Apply for the Civil Service Fast Stream this year

You can find out more about the Civil Service Fast Stream https://www.faststream.gov.uk/

Are you interested in applying to the Civil Service Fast Stream this year? If so, please pre-register with us by sending your email address to: fs.preregister@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

Diversity and inclusion

We are ‘Disability Confident Leader’ accredited and our new Autism Exchange Internship Programme has won an Institute of Student Employers’ Award. 
Many of the government departments offering Fast Stream roles feature in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers.
There is no typical Fast Streamer. People from all ages, cultures and backgrounds thrive on the programme. The programme offers unlimited career potential to reach the very highest levels of the Civil Service. 

Creative Access

Diversity at Creative Access

Creative Access is one of the UK’s leading diversity organisations. It fills a gap in the current creative landscape by helping young people from under-represented communities (including black, Asian and other non-white minority ethnic or BAME backgrounds, as well as those with a lower socioeconomic or lower SES status) to secure both jobs and paid training opportunities in creative companies.
Our vision is that in the longer term, our candidates will progress to management positions, and in turn bring in others from under-represented communities in alongside them.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

A message from Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Hi  All, Sorry that we were unable to meet you at the fair today, thank you for taking an interest in Enterprise Rent-A-Car Graduate Trainee Management position.  To give you an insight Enterprise Holdings is a family-owned, world-class portfolio of brands. It all started with seven cars. Now, a global network that covers more than 90 countries, with 100,000 dedicated team members. We are the leaders in the transportation service industry.

How did we get here? The fact is, we owe our success to each and every one of our people. That's why we empower everyone on our team with opportunities for promotion and growth. Our mission, along with our uncompromising commitment to customers, has made Enterprise a genuine success story and a truly special place to work.

Come and be a part of our mission. 

https://careers.enterprise.co.uk/about-us

Diversity at Enterprise Rent-a-Car

We encourage all of our employees to be the best they can be, and diversity is a priority in all areas of our business. We are proud to say we have been in the Times Top 50 Where Women Want to Work for eleventh consecutive years and have been honoured with many other awards along the way. Click here to find out more about diversity and inclusion.

Enterprise has been ranked one of the Top 15 Employers, for the third consecutive year, in the Social Mobility Employer Index 2019. The list ranks the top 75 UK employers who have taken the most action to improve social mobility in the workplace in what is believed to be the world’s only Social Mobility Employer Index.

FDM

A message from FDM

Due to the recent virus outbreak, it is unfortunate that FDM were not able to attend the Royal Holloway Diversity Fair. FDM Group is a FTSE 250 company, and the market leader in the recruit, train, deploy sector. We place talent around the world through our renowned Career Programme, launching thousands of graduates careers each year. We provide quality IT and business training, as well as invaluable commercial experience, transforming our people into IT and business professionals before deploying them to work with our clients. We work in partnership with clients throughout the globe, and across multiple business sectors including: finance, insurance, media, government and charities, to name a few.

FDM's Careers Programme

FDM's Careers Programme bridges the gap between academia and the commercial world for graduates like you. Apply to the FDM Graduate Careers Programme Train in IT and business specialties in one of our award-winning academiesWork on-site with prestigious industry-leading clients, gaining hands-on commercial experienceExcel as you set yourself on a meaningful career path – the sky’s the limit!

Why FDM?

We equip you with:
IT and business training from industry experts 2+ years of hands-on commercial experienceA foot in the door with one or more of our prestigious clientsExposure to dynamic working environmentsOngoing career support and professional development

Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace

As a company, we take pride in making a positive contribution to the industry by encouraging and promoting diversity in the workplace, because we know that this is not just the right thing to do, it is also the smart thing to do for our thriving business. We hire talented people regardless of their background and this has created a culture that full supports diversity and inclusion:

  •  -1.7% Median Gender Pay Gap (18.7% UK average)
  • 40% were the first in family to attend University
  • 88% attended a state school
  • 53% identify as having a BAME background
  • 4% identify with having a disability
  • 31% identify as female  

Recently FDM established four networks to further enhance diversity and inclusion in the company, they are as follows:

  1. Elevate NetworkFDM’s Women in Tech Network strives to unify, empower and support female technologist. We aim to use the power of this network to encourage future careerwomen to consider a path in technology
  2. L.E.A.D Network The LEAD staff network has formed to represent and celebrate FDM’s large BAME staff community. LEAD stands for Leading, Educating and Aspiring Diversity, and regardless of your racial background, this network provides a platform to connect and build a community amongst staff.
  3. Unique Network Our aim as the Unique network is to support FDMers with visible and non-visible disabilities, including mental health conditions. We believe by increasing awareness and educating people about the reality of living with a different ability, we can encourage further conversations on different types of disabilities and help foster positive perceptions.
  4. Pride NetworkThe FDM Pride Network has an aim to allow those working for the company to feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves into work. The network will aim to support and empower the LGBTQ+ employees in reaching their full potential at work.

GradJobs

Who are GradJobs?

GradJobs.co.uk is a platform for job-seeking students and graduates to search and apply for their desired vacancies online from the UK’s top graduate employers, as well as have access to essential job hunting advice and graduate recruitment news. Diversity in Future Leadership is a new event launching this June. This event will enable students and graduates to meet companies face-to-face to discover what opportunities they have to offer, how to apply, and what they are looking for in a winning application form. This unique, one-day event is the perfect platform to gain an extra head start in your graduate job search! The UK’s leading graduate jobs fair, GradJobs Live! returns this autumn. You will be able to network with these top employers, get 1-2-1 advice and listen to inspiring talks – all under one roof!

Diversity in Future Leadership

Diversity in Future Leadership | 5 June | Novotel London West

Meet some of the UK’s top companies this June at Diversity in Future Leadership, an exclusive, one-day event! Companies include Vodafone, Royal Navy, McLaren, Police Now, UK Atomic Energy, KBR, Department for Transport, Mainfreight and DSTL – just to name a few. 

Gain invaluable knowledge and learn new skills vital to landing your dream job and becoming a future leader. Here is what you can expect on the day: 

  • Gain an insight into leading organisations as they talk about their experience of diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Take part in a mock assessment centre to practice the types of exercises and tasks you could be expected to do as part of the interview process
  • Get invited to interview with a prospective employer if you impress them!
  • Network with top recruiters and career mentors in the Future Leaders Hub over a slice of free pizza
  • Meet your future colleagues and important business contacts in the Candidate Networking Zone 

This event is a perfect place for all students and graduates to assess the wealth of options available after university and learn the skills you need to stand out from the crowd. 
Get your free ticket now at gradjobs.co.uk

Investment 20/20

Who are Investment 20/20?

Investment 20/20 is the careers site where you can learn about the investment management industry and all its opportunities. We provide access to school leaver and graduate trainee programmes across our 42 partner companies. We run a vibrant Investment20/20 network for all our trainees with regular events and a trainee forum. 

Find out more about Investment 20/20

You can find out more about Investment 20/20 on their website.

London Sport

Who are London Sport?

In 2014, London’s Blueprint for a Physically Active City was launched by a group for organisations who strive for a thriving London. With the support of Sport England, London Councils and the Mayor of London, London Sport was created to help physical activity and sport to work better in London. It was then, that we set the vision for London to become the world’s most physically active city.

Find out more about London Sport

You can find out more about London Sport on their website.

Police Now

Police Now National Graduate Leadership Programme

We’re looking for talented graduates from all degree disciplines to join our National Graduate Leadership Programme to make a lasting difference in some of the UK’s most vulnerable communities. Our National Graduate Leadership Programme trains and develops graduates to become leaders in neighbourhood policing. You’ll be placed in some of the most challenging communities in England and Wales, getting to know the issues up close and developing innovative ideas and techniques to tackle some of the challenges. Our National Detective Programme is designed to equip you with the core policing skills required in modern investigative work. Throughout the two-year training programme you’ll play an integral part in solving crimes while developing your leadership, communication and problem- solving skills.

Sparta Global

Who are Sparta Global?

Sparta Global is a Technology Consultancy and the “Female Grad Employer of the Year” winner at the Women in Tech awards 2018. Here at Sparta Global, we champion ambitious graduates that are passionate about a career in Software Development and becoming the next generation of leaders. We deliver a vast array of technical projects with FTSE 250 companies from sectors including Finance, Public, Government, Retail, E-Commerce, Media and Travel. 

Diversity in the workplace

At Sparta Global we actively celebrate, support and nurture diversity by fostering equal opportunities, inclusive leadership and fair representation for all. We encourage and welcome applications from individuals regardless of their background and oppose all forms of unlawful treatment and discrimination. We thrive by embedding inclusion and collaboration in every aspect of our community life and we passionately believe that championing a diverse workforce is central to our success. 

Surrey Police

A message from Surrey Police

Click here to view a message from Surrey Police about the Diversity Careers Fair

About Surrey Police

Surrey Police are highly respected as one of the UK’s most innovative and forward thinking forces. Key to that success is the sheer quality and professionalism of our police staff who work in all areas of our organisation.

Surrey Police Fast-Track Detective Development Programme

Our new and exciting Fast-Track Detective Development Programme is your opportunity to become a fully accredited detective in just two years; helping us achieve our policing priorities of preventing and responding to crime, helping and protecting vulnerable people and using your skills to bring justice for victims.

Want to apply to become a Police Officer?

Click here to view a helpful guide to becoming a Police Officer.

 

 

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SUPPORT NETWORKS AT THE DIVERSITY FAIR


 

Support Networks

Find out what these support networks are doing to make the workplace more inclusive and how they can help you with your career!

 

myGwork

Hi there - we're myGwork, a platform for LGBT+ and allies to build professional business profiles and connect with LGBT+ friendly jobs, events and news. You can sign up to our website for free, either from scratch or by integrating your linkedIn profile, and start building your professional connections. From there, go ahead and start browsing for jobs at LGBT+ friendly companies! If you've any questions about our graduate schemes, or help accessing the platform, feel free to email George, our Student Engagement Lead, at george.wright@mygwork.com

MyPlus Students' Club

Hi there,

Sorry that we weren’t able to meet you at the fair. At MyPlus Students’ Club, our vision is to ensure that having a disability or a long-term health condition doesn't prevent anyone from having a career they want to have. 

We provide free, specialist careers advice for the 14% of students with a disability or long-term health condition and work with top graduate employers and universities to help students realise their career potential. Please browse the website, using the link below, and sign up to receive essential advice on applying for a job with a disability, jobs and more. 

Pink News

PinkNews is the brand for the global LGBT+ community and the next generation.Our mission is to inform, inspire change and empower people to be themselves.

SEO London

SEO London prepare talented students from ethnic minority or low socioeconomic backgrounds for career success. We offer cross-industry opportunities in eight sectors, giving you the chance to explore what’s out there. Our long-established relationships with sponsor firms open doors to the best contacts and career opportunities.

Taylor Bennett Foundation

The Taylor Bennett Foundation is a charity that exists to encourage black, Asian and minorityethnic (BAME) graduates to pursue a career in communications. We do this through ouraward-winning PR training programme, and internship and mentoring programmes.