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.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 442,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.
Visit us at www.accenture.com.
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.
BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY
Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE: BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. We deploy minds and machines to enhance customer productivity, safety and environmental stewardship, while minimizing costs and risks at every step of the energy value chain. With operations in over 120 countries, we infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.
We believe our company is stronger when the diversity of our employees reflects the customers and people whose lives our technology impacts.
Our vision is to enable a diverse environment where our employees’ unique talent and perspectives are valued within an inclusive culture
We focus on six areas; disability, gender, multigenerational, LGBT, multicultural, multi-industry.
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.
Capco is a global management and technology consultancy dedicated to the financial services industry. Our professionals combine innovative thinking with unrivalled industry and domain expertise to offer our clients consulting expertise, complex technology and package integration, transformation delivery, and managed services, to move their organizations forward. Through our collaborative and efficient approach, we help our clients successfully innovate, increase revenue, manage risk and regulatory change, reduce costs, and enhance controls. We serve our clients from offices in leading financial centres across the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
As a fully independent company, Capco is poised for growth and expansion, and you can be a part of our success story.
What makes us different?
• No ‘up-or-out’ concept: you can manage your own career
• You will advance in your career based on performance, not tenure
• We offer a semi-annual measurement and promotion process
• You will receive coaching and a tailored development plan to help you grow in your career
• Our Capco Milestone Schools at the heart of our global learning and development experience
Capco has a tolerant, open culture that values diversity, inclusivity and creativity. By putting people at the heart of our agenda, we foster a work environment where you can grow personally and professionally, while being able to be yourself at work.
Colas is an award-winning business, delivering sustainable solutions for the UK’s transport infrastructure. We invest, design, construct, maintain and operate a wide variety of projects for the public and private sector clients.
We’re part of the International Colas Group, whose world-class Research and Development facilities give clients access to innovative new products, processes and ideas.
We are a UK-based service provider to the highways and airfield sectors. Services include civil engineering, maintenance and construction and all operations are carried out nationally.
Digital Home Office
Digital Data and Technology (DDaT) enables the Home Office to keep citizens safe and the country secure, as well as at the front line of making the Home Office a modern and capable department at a time of unprecedented global change.
We design, build and operate services that are critical in helping the department achieve its mission. You could be designing and building solutions to help people prove their identity or apply for visas, or working on the critical IT systems that support policing and counter terrorism, and help protect UK borders. Our success in this role depends on our ability to exploit the latest technologies to create leading-edge, world class solutions whilst ensuring they are secure and resilient.
This is an exciting time to work for the Home Office as we develop some of the most challenging and transformative technology projects the department has ever seen. You’ll have a chance to shape the future and support our goal to provide exceptional services for everyone.
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 run an ever-expanding range of programmes for large international and UK employers, including internships and graduate recruitment, as well as offering training, events and consultancy around disability awareness and inclusion. Our client list includes many leading blue-chip as well as public sector organisations, and we are proud of our success in matching talented students to these disability inclusive employers.
Each year since we started we have helped over one hundred (and growing!) disabled and dyslexic students & graduates to secure either internships or permanent roles – do read our candidate and employer testimonials. We have helped many more candidates through our workshops and university events, offering advice on preparing CV’s and applications as well as interview technique and sensitive issues such as when and how to disclose a disability.
Our team has unparalleled experience from both the commercial and voluntary sectors, and we pride ourselves on our professional approach. We have never required external funding – our income comes entirely from the employers we work with, who value the quality of the service we deliver.
This successful track record was recognised in 2009 when we reached the National Finals of the HSBC Start-Up Star awards – EmployAbility was one of only ten organisations in the UK to achieve this status out of thousands of entrants. We were also winners of the National Graduate Recruitment Awards “Best Graduate Recruitment Partner” in 2010. In addition, EmployAbility was a runners up in the European Diversity Awards in 2011, and then Tab was asked to be a judge for these awards going forward. Tab has also won the Asian Women of Achievement award in recognition of the work that EmployAbility does.
Whether you are a student or graduate with a disability, or an employer looking for highly talented candidates from diverse backgrounds, or a university
European Patent Office
The European Patent Office (EPO) is the second-largest European organisation, employing 7 000 staff from over 30 countries. The EPO is the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation. It is headquartered in Munich, but also has a branch in The Hague, offices in Berlin and Vienna, and a liaison office in Brussels.
The EPO strives to support innovation and promote a knowledge-based society in Europe:
As an employer, the EPO provides a distinctly multinational work environment in an intellectually stimulating atmosphere:
Mace is an international consultancy and construction company, founded on exceptional people, a commitment to service excellence and a deep-rooted entrepreneurial spirit.
As a graduate or undergraduate at Mace you get to choose what direction you take. You will deepen your knowledge, expand your skills, see the world and get to work with inspiring colleagues and influential clients.
We currently have over 5,500 employees in over 70 countries, working across our four core services of programme and project management, construction delivery, cost consultancy and facilities management.
We are living in a world that is developing fast. Property and infrastructure projects and programmes are becoming more complex. The drive for sustainable development is ever more pressing. To create cities and communities that solve these challenges, we must look at solutions from all angles, innovating together to identify the best course of action. Our people give us that perspective, with their experience, confidence, drive and commitment to always go the extra mile. Together we strive to build more efficiently, more sustainably, more intelligently and more economically – to create cities and communities that don’t just function, but inspire.
For over two decades we have found that having a clear vision helps us to plan for the future and ultimately to achieve our goals. Our vision to be the industry leader in helping to shape cities and build sustainable communities, coupled with our mission to continuously pursue a better way, has helped us to grow, strengthen our position in the industry, and help our clients realise their dreams.
We have delivered iconic projects in the UK such as The Shard, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Heathrow Terminal 5, Birmingham New Street, the Tate Modern Extension and the Emirates Airline. And we are currently working on impressive projects such as the Battersea Power Station, Shard Place, Greenwich Peninsula and Manchester Town Hall. Internationally we are delivering projects such as the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, the One Za’abeel towers and Expo 2020 in Dubai.
National Careers Service
The National Careers Service is the publicly funded careers service for adults and young people (aged 13 or over) in England.
We provide free, confidential and impartial careers information, advice and guidance on learning, training, career choice, career development, job search and the labour market, delivered by qualified careers advisers.
The National Careers Helpline provides information, advice and guidance on all career related topics, including education, training, apprenticeships and employment over the telephone, webchat, email and text message, 7 days a week from 8am to 10pm, to everyone over the age of 13. The National Careers Helpline is 0800 100 900 and is free to call from most landline and mobile phones.
You can also access our wide range of resources and our Adviser web chat facility at www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk.
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.
Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley.
On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times. We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience.
We respect and value everyone. We are all individuals; we are unique and we bring diverse perspectives, lifestyles and experiences that contribute to our business.
We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills and backgrounds that each individual brings to our family and are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and Stonewall LGBT+ diversity champion.
If you're an organisation interested in being at our Diversity Careers Show, please get in touch for more information.