This year we are playing host to an exciting collection of employers from across a range of industries. The Diversity Careers Show is your chance to ask employers directly the questions that will help you secure a place within their organisation. Please see below the list of exhibitors in alphabetical order.
scroll down for more information about each of the exhibitors. This list is constantly being added to so check back regularly.
At adidas, diversity isn’t a box to check, it’s our secret formula for inventing the future of sport.
Adi Dassler built his business with an insight that is still true today: Every innovation starts with seeing a problem through fresh eyes. To invent new solutions, you need to see a problem in as many different ways as possible. The more unique identities, backgrounds and perspectives we can assemble at adidas, the easier it is to find our way around roadblocks and change lives through the sports we love.
To attract a diverse team, we place a premium on creating an inclusive, respectful company culture. It’s why our world headquarters boasts employees of 80 nationalities, why we’ve been ranked one of the most LGBT-friendly companies around, and why we are cultivating a gender-balanced leadership. It’s why we stay at the cutting edge of sport culture.
Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exception and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. Our 27,000 strong team work all over the world. We build rail systems in Doha and provide clean water in Sao Paulo. We’re improving social housing in Glasgow and transport links in Wales.
It’s a complex business. But while our expertise and projects reach far and wide, they’re also united under the same simple vision: to improve quality of life.
At Arcadis, we recognise the value of difference and encourage our people to be themselves at work. Whether you are just starting out, mid-career o have many hears of experience, we embrace an open and unique outlook on life from every one of our employees. We know that the best creative and innovative thinking for our clients comes from individual diversity and a supportive dynamic work environment. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life.
Wherever you sit within the Arcadis family, your unique perspective is valued. Our collaborative culture recognises the valuable role everyone one of us plays in achieving your vision.
What ambitions do you hold for the future? What challenges keep you up at night and put a spring in your step in the morning?
Your answers are important to us. Because we need people who can see the bigger picture. Who can bring their experience to life with spark and imagination, and are passionate about playing their part in our story.
If that speaks to you talk to us. We are building a business where you can thrive.
LEARN NEW SKILLS, GAIN QUALIFICATIONS AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS FOR LIFE.
Whatever role you choose, from an electrician to an engineer, we’ll be there to support you every step of the way. The sense of belonging you find in the Army is next level. When you’ve trained together, side by side, learned things no classroom can teach you. When you’ve lived together and worked together, it creates a bond like no other. A bond that lasts
a lifetime, and sees you through whatever life throws at you. In the Army, it’s about having a go-getting attitude and the drive to make a difference whilst working as part of a close-knit
team. We’ll give you the opportunity to travel the world, experience different cultures and gain a host of skills all whilst earning a decent salary along the way.
Train with us and you’ll get paid to develop new skills that will set you up for life. There are over 200 roles available in the Army including over 43 apprentice schemes in: Public Services/ Health; Engineering; Telecommunications; Animal Care; Logistics; Construction and Business Admin. All our roles come with full training recognised by civilian employers as well as a set path to promotion. We offer on-going support and excellent pay, starting from £18,488, and benefits that mean you take home more in your pocket.
Empowering 20-somethings to look, feel and be their best so they can achieve amazing things
At ASOS our 2,000+ ASOSers are immersed in the creative worlds, live on their mobiles and have a truly entrepreneurial attitude. As a company, we’re not trying to mimic or profit from youth culture – we are part of that youth culture.
There’s nothing that excites us more than finding talent, fuelling it, then letting it fly. Whether it’s developing the careers of our staff or investing in a new tech platform, we love knowing that we truly keep fashion moving forward.
Ultimately, we get excited by interesting individuals and we want to feed this individuality, empowering our people and customers to look, feel and be their best so they can achieve amazing things.
AuthentiCity is an event, supported by Stonewall, created exclusively for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT) undergraduates looking to explore career opportunities in the City. Attendees will get to speak to representatives from six worldwide organisations, who will provide a valuable insight into their work and will share their experiences of being LGBT in the workplace.
If you have career aspirations in Legal, Investment Banking, Professional Services, Fund Management, Insurance or Real Estate – or you simply wish to explore what these industries have to offer – then this event is for you. The participating firms are Aviva, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, JLL, J.P. Morgan, KPMG, M&G investments.
Get involved and we could show you just how much you can accomplish while still remaining true to who you are.
We welcome students in their first, second, or final year at university. If you are intrigued by any of these sectors and wonder what they can do for you, this is a great chance to ask plenty of questions and address any doubts you may have.
To attend, you must:
• Be either Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans*
• Currently studying at university and finishing your studies in 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020.
• Motivated to explore careers in these industries and meet LGBT professionals.
For those travelling from outside London, up to £75 of standard travel will be reimbursed. If you wish to apply for the 2018 programme, or have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the world of communications technology BT has led the way since day one, and at a time when the world has never been more connected, there’s never been a better time to join us.
At BT we don’t offer an ordinary career. We don’t offer run of the mill, routine or commonplace. We prefer to feed your creativity – encouraging and empowering you to contribute to a global communications and technology business. We’ve a history that’s been driving innovation for over 170 years, constantly developing and evolving. We’re a business that millions of people rely on every single day to live their lives and run their businesses. Our services and solutions power industry, fuel innovation, deliver information and opinion across the world, and help find something relaxing to watch at the end of the day.
We’ve got opportunities for apprentices all across our business in areas such as Customer Experience, IT, Cyber Security, HR, Finance, Logistics, Sales, Vehicle maintentance and of course Engineering. You can find more information on any of our programmes and to hear from our current apprentice on our website.
CAREERS IN RACING
Careersinracing, run by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), promotes careers, jobs and training in the horseracing industry. Horseracing is the second largest spectator sport in Britain and is the largest sporting employer. There are a number of different opportunities available with a wide range of training courses from apprenticeships to an MBA. Find out more about this fascinating and diverse industry.
CITY & GUILDS GROUP
Our purpose is the same today as it has always been – to help people, organisations and economies develop their skills for growth. Today, the Group consists of City & Guilds, ILM, Kineo, The Oxford Group, Digitalme and Gen2. Our businesses provide a broad and imaginative range of products and services that help people achieve their potential through work-based learning. Together, they set the standards for corporate learning, on-the-job development, and skills recognition. Everything we do – from the way we work, to our products and services, to our charitable investments – seeks to make a difference to individuals and communities around the world.
CREATIVE PIONEERS APPRENTICESHIPS (powered by ARCH)
Creative Pioneers2 Is an award winning nationwide campaign to find the next generation of advertising, creative and digital media talent. It is the brainchild of Janet Hull OBE at trade associate and professional institute, the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA), and is run in marketing partnership with national urban newspaper Metro.
EmployAbility was established in 2006 as the not-for-profit organisation dedicated to assisting students and graduates with all disabilities, including dyslexia or long term health conditions, into employment. We have a wide network of relationships with universities, other disability charities and many other key stakeholders, and are always looking to reach out to new candidates.
We are a science-led global healthcare company. We research and develop a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare.
We have a significant global presence with commercial operations in more than 150 countries, a network of 86 manufacturing sites in 36 countries and large R&D centres in the UK, USA, Spain, Belgium and China.
We employ close to 100,000 people in 115 countries worldwide and we want GSK to be an employer of choice. To achieve this, we invest significantly in developing employees at every level from people in their early careers to those in senior management positions.
We aim to create an inclusive, engaging working environment that encourages employees to contribute and help us achieve our strategic business objectives. Key to this is our investment in development, our approach to flexible working and our innovative safety, health and well-being programmes.
At GSK, we do not think about inclusion and diversity as a project, initiative or awareness campaign. Our core value of Respect for People puts inclusion and diversity at the heart of what we do and it’s integrated into the fabric of our organisation.
Being an inclusive employer helps us attract, retain and motivate a workforce that reflects the communities in which we operate. We aim for every GSK employee to feel engaged with their work and colleagues, understand the impact they have on delivery of our business objectives and performance and the positive effect they have on people’s lives by working towards our mission to help people do more, feel better, live longer.
Heathrow is like a small city - fast moving, diverse, forward thinking - right at the heart of the nation’s global connections and with a world of opportunity.
There are 76,000 people working across the airport, in thousands of different roles and for hundreds of different companies.
As Heathrow Airport Limited we directly employ 6,500 of them. If you’re starting out in your career, we can help you realise your potential.
International Citizen Service (ICS)
International Citizen Service (ICS) is a government funded international volunteering programme for 18-25 year olds (with Team Leader roles for 23-35 year olds).
We are recruiting for January, February and March 2018 departures - make the most of the New Year by volunteering in Africa, Asia or Latin America for 10 – 12 weeks, working alongside local volunteers to make a real difference in a local community. No cash or qualifications required!
London Works is a recruitment agency with a difference; We work with clients who range from large international companies to local SMEs, by placing permanent, contract and temporary workers into support, administrative and secretarial functions.
As a social enterprise, we invest our profits into employability initiatives across east London, supporting the economic & social regeneration efforts of our parent charity East London Business Alliance (ELBA), the leading regeneration charity in east London.
We are a trading subsidiary of ELBA, which facilitates corporate investment from over 100 companies and partners into community programmes across East London. ELBA has over 20 years’ experience enabling businesses and community partnerships, and places over 800 people a year into work through its award-winning employment programmes.
Microsoft actively seeks to foster greater levels of diversity in our workforce and in our pipeline of future leaders. We are always looking for the best and brightest talent and pride ourselves on our individuality - inviting candidates to come as they are and do what they love. The common thread that attracts us to candidates is their passion for their work and the desire to make an impact in their careers, in the community, and on the world.
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE POLICE
The Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) protects sites of national importance, everything on them, everyone in them. vital, sensitive work takes our officers across the UK in a whole range of roles, from Marine Units to Dog Sections, CID to Special Escort Groups and from Tactical to Central or Operational Support. MDP officers even lend their specialist skills to other police forces.
What that means is a wealth of options for your future in the long term, whatever your background. Whether you join us as a new recruit or new entrant from another police force, you’ll have every chance to specialise. All you need are drive and the right skills.
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the communities that we serve and provides rewarding and fulfilling careers for every officer. We particularly welcome applications from female, BAME and LGBT candidates that the Force is currently underrepresented in.
NATIONAL CAREERS SERVICE
The National Careers Service is the publicly funded careers service for adults aged 19 plus in England. We provide free, confidential and impartial careers information, advice and guidance, delivered by qualified careers advisers, who can help you with:
• Job search
• Career choice
• Interview preparation
• CV support
• Local labour market information (LMI)
• Learning and training
• Social media for job search
• Career development
You can also access our wide range of resources and our Adviser web chat facility at nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
We aim to deliver a railway that is safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before, to help build a thriving, sustainable economy.
Britain’s railway does more than transport passengers and goods. It brings people and businesses closer together, which creates new jobs, opens up new markets and stimulates economic growth. We want to provide the best possible service to everyone who relies on the railway – passengers, train operating companies and businesses nationwide. Rail is vital to Britain's future.
Our rail network is the fastest growing and safest in Europe. But we still have work to do to create a railway fit for 21st century Britain. We’re investing more than £25bn through our Railway Upgrade Plan in developing our infrastructure so that we can deliver more services and better journeys.
QA Apprenticeships are the UKs largest IT Training Provider (a business that runs training courses) and the first IT apprenticeships business rated Outstanding by Ofsted. QA work with over 1500 employers offering apprenticeship programmes from GCSE all the way to Degree and masters level. We are passionate in the career changing power of apprenticeships and have already placed 10,000 apprentices into tech roles. In fact 92% of QA apprentices secure permanent employment after completing with us which is 20% higher than the national average.
ROYAL AIR FORCE
The Royal Air Force polices the skies, protecting the UK from threats at home while peacekeeping abroad. Our full and spare-time roles offer skills for life, and a chance to play a part in operations around the world – from providing humanitarian aid to preventing a civil war.
As an employer offering world-leading training to its employees in over 50 different careers, the Royal Air Force has long recognised the pivotal importance of a truly diverse workforce. The unique skills and values that diverse individuals bring to the Royal Air Force are an essential facet of our business and underpin all we do. Whether at home supporting our communities or overseas on Operations, we know that our true strength lies in the diversity of our people. From the Management Board downwards, we are fully committed to ensuring that the Royal Air Force continues to develop, and improve, our culture of inclusion at every level of the organisation and are proud to acknowledge those who champion equality in the drive to deliver enduring positive change in our society.
SiteSales Property Group provides a range of services to developers, housing associations, local authorities and registered charities, delivering successful solutions on housing schemes ranging in size from ten to over 1,000 new homes.
Operating in and around London, SiteSales view themselves as an extension of their clients’ management team rather than a separate organisation. They advise clients on all aspects of speculative housing from site appraisal, the planning processes, detailed design, internal and external specification, construction and eventually sales, marketing and an after-sales service. SiteSales Property Group are involved in the entire development process. They currently have a healthy pipeline of new home development which falls under the brand of Regenta Development.
Hello - we're TSB. And we're here to offer something different. We're the bank that purely serves local customers and local businesses in order to fuel local economies. It is this that helps create thriving local communities all across Britain and nowhere else, because we believe that local communities thriving all across Britain is a good thing for all of us.
At TSB we think it’s good to be different. In fact, being different from the crowd is what we’re all about. That’s why we call all our staff Partner and encourage Our Partners to be themselves and help build the bank we want TSB to be.
Our customers come from a range of backgrounds and we want to reflect this diversity across our workforce. This will help us to better understand their needs and provide the service that’s right for them. We work hard to create an inclusive culture where every TSB Partner, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age or personal situation, should be able to fulfil their potential. We believe that collaboration between people with different styles, skills, backgrounds and cultures encourages innovation, better communication and stronger customer and community relationships.
If you're ready to join thousands of engaging, motivated and responsible Partners working together to serve millions of local people throughout the UK to help them and their local economy to thrive, then you might be exactly what we are looking for. Join the bank that is different from the crowd.
If you're an organisation interested in being at our Diversity Careers Show, please get in touch for more information.