Many employers are very keen to recruit diverse workforces to reflect their client base and to create more interesting teams. Some have specific diversity initiatives whilst others support the university in projects such as mentoring.
Attending employer presentations, and taking part in open days and employer led events will allow you to create contacts and then stay in touch. Check our online resources to help you find out what’s available and when.
Work experience can be very important for creating contacts so have a look at our work experience resources.
If you can’t enter ‘non traditional qualifications’ on the application form then phone the employer for advice. You could always indicate the equivalent grade eg for A level. Employers do want to know about mitigating circumstances but if you are in any doubt make an appointment with one of job search advisers or careers consultants - appointments