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BAME Career Support

A collection of resources related to career support for BAME students and graduates, including a list of sector-specific organisations.

Rare Recruitment
“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.”

Ethnic JobSite
This site provides a database of employers committed to fair and diverse recruitment as well as career tips.

Inclusive Graduates
“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."

Parity Project
Insight, networking and employability support for black men.

Young Black Professionals Network  
Connecting Black professionals to each other, job opportunities, black businesses and events.


Sector-specific organisations

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.

Windsor Fellowship
“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 Day Foundation
“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!

iCAN: The Insurance Cultural Awareness Network ( - Insurance
the first industry wide, independent, volunteer-run network that supports multicultural inclusion across the insurance sector.

African-Caribbean Insurance Network (ACIN) - Insurance
The ACIN was formed to boost black and minority ethnic representation within the insurance industry by way of increasing cultural competence in the London market and making the Insurance sector a more attractive destination for young ethnic professionals.



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