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Equality

There are many policies and legislative measures in place to ensure that equality and diversity is duly taken into account by employers in the recruitment process.

On this page are some resources on areas that we are frequently receive questions on in relation to applications and job offers.

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Your rights

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Age

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  • Age UK - formed when Age Concern and Help The Aged merged
  • Age Positive - a government website with case studies of companies which welcome applications from older jobseekers
  • EFA (Employers Forum on Age) - the EFA is an independent network of leading employers who recognise the value of an age diverse workforce. In addition to supporting employers, the EFA influences Government, business and trade unions
  • TAEN - The Age and Employment Network is an independent not-for-profit organisation. Its goal is to help remove age barriers to employment

Ethnicity

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  • Equality and Human Rights Commission - news and advice on equality issues, including race
  • Moving On [pdf] - a guide to employability for black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students and graduates
  • TargetEvents - often targeted at ethnic minorities, TargetEvents offer unique experiences for students interested in a wide and growing range of sectors, including consulting, engineering, fund management, investment banking, law, professional services, public sector, real estate, retail and technology
  • Windsor Fellowship - the Windsor Fellowship provides highly desirable internships with top companies in the UK for black and minority ethnic students

Gender

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Sexual orientation

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  • Circa-Club - this online social and business gay network for gay professional men is free to join and includes lists of gay business 
  • organisations and a searchable database of vacancies from 'gay-friendly' employers
  • Diversity Matters - Sexual Orientation - Information from TARGET Jobs. Find out more about your rights and disclosure.
  • Graduate Prospects - advice on the handling of discrimination issues from Prospects
  • LGBT - What the Equality Act means for you - Learn more about the Equality Act and the rights it gives you around sexual orientation.
  • Stonewall - the latest information on sexuality discrimination issues in the workplace along with frequently asked question by employers and employees

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Disability

Imperial studentThe Careers Service offer support to students who may face specifice obstacles in entering the work force. We provide more detailed information and advice in relation to employment for students who identify as disabled, having a specific learning difficulty or long term health conditions which can be found on our Services for students with disabilities webpage.

Areas covered include:

  • Diversity recruiters
  • Disclosing a disability
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Useful links

See how to make an appointment with a Careers Consultant