For BAME Students
A collection of resources from various organisations, charities and career-development networks which are specifically aimed at Black, Asian and minority-ethnic students and graduates.
“Rare Recruitment matches outstanding people from diverse backgrounds with jobs in top organisations. They specialise in helping ethnic minority candidates and place a particular emphasis on those from disadvantaged backgrounds.”
This site provides a database of employers committed to fair and diverse recruitment as well as career tips.
“Inclusive Graduates, the not-for-profit arm of executive search firm Inclusive Boards, connects undergraduates and young professionals from underrepresented groups across the UK with outstanding employers. We identify these groups as: ethnic minorities, women, young people from low socio-economic groups and students from non-Russell Group universities.”
The Royal Society: Diversity in Science
“A project from the Royal Society interviewing scientists from a variety of educational and minority ethnic backgrounds. Scientists share how their backgrounds impacted their scientific careers.”
SEO (Sponsors for Educational Opportunity) London
“SEO London focuses on helping students from under represented and under-served communities to secure places on internship and graduate programmes in the UK.”
“UpRising is a UK-wide youth leadership development organisation. Their mission is to open pathways for talented young people from diverse and under-represented backgrounds by equipping them with the knowledge, networks, skills, and confidence to fulfil their leadership potential.”
"We exist to accelerate equality and equity, for culturally and ethnically diverse people in the creative industries and beyond. We do this through non-traditional ideas, creativity and activism."
The Other Box
"Through our training, consultancy and brand partnerships, we are the bridge to facilitating an honest conversation to better understand the importance and value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace."
Insight, networking and employability support for black men.
Young Black Professionals Network
Connecting Black professionals to each other, job opportunities, black businesses and events.
Creative Access - Arts
“We are a social enterprise, unrivalled in diverse recruitment and inclusion. We work with all under-represented candidates and organisations across the whole creative industries. Creative Access is largely funded by our employer partners who are committed to improving diversity and inclusion within their organisations, wholeheartedly. All profits go back into growing, training and supporting our community members.”
Society of Asian Lawyers - Law
Representing and supporting Asian Lawyers in the UK.
“The Windsor Fellowship (WF) is a unique charitable organisation. We design and deliver innovative personal development and leadership programmes, which enables talent from diverse communities to be realised. We achieve this by partnering with leading organisations from the private and public sectors as well as developing relationships with schools, universities and community groups throughout the UK. To date we have trained and supported over 15,000 young people to successfully navigate key milestones along their educational journey.”
Black Solicitors Network - Law
“The Black Solicitors Network is the primary voice of black solicitors in England and Wales; committed to achieving equality of access, retention and promotion of black solicitors.”
Journalism Diversity Fund - Media
Bursary-awarding body that funds training from the National Council for the Training of Journalists for people from diverse backgrounds, and pairs individuals with mentors.
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
“We work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds aged 13 to 30 to inspire and enable them to succeed in the career of their choice. We also influence others to create a fairer society in which everyone, regardless of their background, can flourish.”
The Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers
“AFBE-UK provides support and promotes higher achievements in Education and Engineering particularly among students and professionals from ethnic minority backgrounds.”
The Taylor Bennett Foundation - Media
“The Taylor Bennett foundation is a charity that exists to encourage BAME graduates to pursue a career in communications.”
Aspiring Solicitors - Law
“Aspiring Solicitors was set up in autumn 2013 by Chris White whilst he was an associate at Norton Rose Fulbright. The primary aim of Aspiring Solicitors is to increase diversity in the legal profession.”
Not Turning Back 2020's Jobs Zone - Marketing
"Our aim is for 20% of all marketing and communications professionals to come from a black, Asian, minority ethnic background. And for this 20% to stay in our industry until they reach the very top jobs."
Sky's diversity insight weeks and inclusion week - Media
"We celebrate diversity because different people, with different perspectives make Sky a better business. Our customers are incredibly diverse, so we should be, too."
Mama Youth - Media
Training programmes in tv and media for young people from under-represented or challenging backgrounds. (Restrictions via London boroughs)
Interlaw Diversity Forum - Law
Mentoring programme dedicated to supporting the career development of lawyers from all strands of diversity (LGBT+, BAME, Disability, Gender) and Social Mobility.
No Trace Film Initiative - Film
Support and develop BAME careers in the advertising production industry.
Eagles Graduate Programmes - Investment, social responsibility, banking
Six-month, paid graduate development programme
Black Women in Law - Law
BWIL aims to unite Black Women across the world in the legal profession. Check out our website!
This organisation runs a programme of workshops for students and graduates with the focus on diversity.
Civil Service Fast Stream: Summer Diversity Internship Programme
“The multi-award winning Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP) gives people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to see what a career in the Civil Service is like. It puts talented undergraduates and graduates on a work placement in a government department. As a successful applicant, you’ll get an insight into the broad range of opportunities available across the Civil Service.”
Civil Service Fast Stream: Early Diversity Internship Programme
“This award winning internship is available to first-year undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. The 5-day placement in a government department gives you valuable insight and understanding of what it's like to be on the Fast Stream.”
Uncovering Prospects in the City
An annual event for high potential students of black heritage, held in Central London in October 2020.
Positive Action Schemes at The Guardian (currently on hold due to Covid-19)
Summer work experience schemes for BAME individuals and individuals with a disability considering a career in journalism.
10000BlackInterns will help transform the horizons and prospects of young Black people in the United Kingdom by offering paid work experience across a wide range of industries, as well as world-class training and development.
For specific job websites promoting jobs from organisations seeking diverse candidates: