Careers Service Inclusive employers and opportunities

The best employers actively champion diversity in the workplace. Many graduate recruiters go beyond formal legal requirements. They set themselves challenging recruitment targets to build a diverse workforce. To find out who these employers are you can

  • check the organisation website for information on equal opportunities policies, employee support networks or diversity champions
  • keep an eye on our events calendar for insight events aimed at under-represented groups
  • find out if the relevant professional bodies offer initiatives or events
  • look out for the Disability Confident logo

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Opportunities

  • 10,000 Black Interns - seeks to offer 2,000 internships each year for five consecutive years and has partnered with firms from 24 different sectors, delivering internships across a range of internal business functions
  • African Caribbean Education Network (ACEN) in partnership with National Graduate Development Programme for Local Government - aims to fast-track successful applicants to management roles within local councils. The 24-month programme is fully funded and culminates in an ILM Level 7 qualification in Leadership and Management. This is delivered by SOLACE and the University of Birmingham
  • AHEAD - Work Mentoring Programme for graduates (Ireland)
  • Ambitious about Autism - work experience opportunities in London and across the UK for autistic people over 18
  • Auticon - employs autistic adults as IT consultants on a permanent basis. Each individual’s skill set is then matched to a specific client project with an employer who has invested in creating an autism-positive work environment
  • Black Professionals Scotland offers networking opportunities, hosts events and provides opportunities for students, graduates and skilled professionals to gain experience and integrate into the Scottish workforce
  • Civil Service internship programme - An four-week work experience opportunity in the Civil Service for autistic young people, usually in July. The Civil Service department you will be working in will be based on the location availability, skills and preferences provided on your application form.
  • Creative Access - advertises internships and graduate opportunities. Supports talented people from groups that are under-represented in terms of ethnicity, socio-economic background, and disability to enter the creative industries and thrive when they get in
  • Disability Confident - jobs at companies signed up for the Disability Confident scheme
  • Diversita - a recruitment agency that assists neurodivergent job seekers and works with organisations to hire neurodivergent applicants
  • Enna Jobs Board - employers looking to recruit neurodivergent applicants
  • Equate Scotland - manages the only UK-wide 'women into STEM' job advertising platform
  • Evenbreak is an accessible job site, run by and for disabled people. We bridge the gap between talented disabled candidates and inclusive employers. Evenbreak can provide relevant and accessible career support for disabled candidates looking for new or better work too
  • Exceptional Individuals- a social enterprise that partners dyslexic and neurodiverse job seekers with employers in London and increasingly across the UK
  • Inclusion Scotland - funded by the Scottish Government to create internship opportunities for disabled people in Scotland
  • Leonard Cheshire Change 100 - paid summer internships for students and graduates with disabilities or long-term health conditions
  • MyPlus Students' Club jobs board for students and graduates
  • Pink News Jobs Board - lists opportunities with leading employers (PinkNews is the brand for the global LGBT+ community and the next generation)
  • Stonewall Scotland - Top 100 Employers list identifies the best employers for LGBT people and is published annually
  • Vercida job search - filter results by disability
  • Where Women Work - jobs board advertises internships, apprenticeships, graduate roles, experienced hires, women returners, and executives
  • WISE - jobs board for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  • STEM Women - jobs board aims to help graduate employers attract female applicants to their graduate scheme, internship, and placement opportunities