Our commitment to equality and diversity is at the heart of everything that we do, as set out in our Social Inclusion Strategy.
We know that a postcode, a challenging school background, your experience as a first-generation university student or as a member of an underrepresented community should not define your employability chances.
Here you will find information about:
- Inform you about your rights to equality
- The support the Careers Service offers to help enhance and develop your employability and personal skills
- Events, workshops, and opportunities available through the Careers Service
- Opportunities from employers to help you overcome barriers, achieve your full potential and give you fair access to graduate roles
We are here to support you through career planning, career decision making and job searching.
We seek to increase the diversity of Warwick’s staff and students to maximise creativity and innovation of its talent and to develop a culture that supports students and staff in achieving their potential, as set out in our Social Inclusion Strategy.
The Equality Act 2010 protects jobseekers and employees from discrimination on the basis of certain protected characteristics such as age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Find out what we offer to support you throughout your time at Warwick, and after you graduate here.Careers Support
Find specific information and advice that is most relevant to you in our dedicated pages, based on HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Agency)'s personal characteristics:
We offer a number of schemes and projects that aim to enhance and develop your employability and personal skills, whilst also raising awareness of the variety of different careers opportunities. Discover more about our current student activites including our:
- Warwick Award - note particular recognition for students with caring responsibilities
- Thrive women's personal development programme
- Warwick Scholars programme
- Widening Participation Student Network
- Work Experience Bursary
- Student Experience Internships
- TeamWork Programme
If you need further information or advice relating to equality and diversity, you can book a careers guidance appointment with a Careers Consultant.
How can I find positive employers?
Many employers take a proactive approach to recruiting a diverse workforce and actively monitor applications for that purpose. They go beyond formal requirements to build a diverse workplace. How can you find them?
- Read our Careers Blog entry on how employers show that they want people like you
- Use the organisation's website to look for their equal opportunities policy and employee support networks that may already exist
- Some employers and professional bodies run insight events or work experience schemes aimed at under-represented groups in the sector
- Many employers show their support for recruiting diverse staff through particular initiatives such as the Disability Confident employer scheme, Stonewall Top 100 Employers List, the Race Equality Charter and the Athena Swan Charter. These show that an organisation has met a benchmark to demonstrate their commitment to a diverse workforce. The Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion list the members of their network of employers here and The Inclusive Top 50 lists employers promoting inclusion in the workplace.
Other places to find inclusive employers:
- Aspiring Solicitors: seek to increase diversity in the legal profession.
- Civil Service Summer Diversity Internship: a 6-9 week paid placements to develop skills and abilities for Fast Stream entry.
- Diversity jobs: lists vacancies from employers who understand the value of building a diverse workforce.
- Inclusive Graduates: connects undergraduates and young professionals from underrepresented groups across the UK with outstanding employers.
- Equal Engineers: aim to make Engineering and Technology more diverse and inclusive, through training recruitment and events.
- European Diversity Awards: celebrate excellence and achievement in diversity and inclusion..
- Reach: supports inclusive organisations to attract and build a diverse talent pool and recruit more inclusively. Search for opportunities using their Job Search tool.
- Verdica: Jobs board.
Equal opportunities monitoring forms
When you apply for a job, you may be asked to complete an equal opportunities monitoring form, which is separate to the rest of your application. Do not worry about completing this form as it is not seen by those directly involved in the recruitment process and will not have an impact on the rest of your application.
Information you provide will only be used anonymously, once recruitment has finished, and only to see who has applied to certain jobs and how diverse the applicant pool was. This aggregated data can then be used to make appropriate changes to the recruitment process and try to ensure more applications from underrepresented groups are received in the future.