About the award
It’s undeniable how important it is to promote inclusion and diversity within work experience for all students within a company. This award highlights company’s where there are a diverse attitude to staff, run recruitment initiatives aimed at increasing the diversity of their undergraduate students or they may just be a highly diverse place to gain work experience.
Why they won
The Civil Service demonstrated their commitment to diversity and inclusion through the sheer volume of opportunities specifically for candidates from diverse backgrounds. Their vision “to be the most inclusive early talent programme in the UK by 2020” is driven by continual improvements the most recent being, the launch of their new Autism Exchange Internship Programme. The Civil Service are constantly developing their offering which supports over 300 interns each year from BAME, lower socio-economic and disabled backgrounds.
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A word from the sponsorWhite Label
At White Label, we absolutely believe that access to higher education and graduate outcomes should be equal for all. We know that organisations perform better when their workforce is truly diverse and reflective of our wider society. We also know that a students’ background can influence how easy is it is for them to access work experience opportunities. That’s why we’re proud to sponsor the Best Diversity Initiative in Work Experience Award.
We’re happy to support an Award that highlights the positive actions that organisations are taking to increase diversity within their programmes. A huge congratulations to all of the shortlisted organisations!