It is illegal for an employer to discriminate directly or indirectly against you because of your race or ethnicity. Within the Equality Act 2010, race means colour, nationality, citizenship, ethnic origin and national origin.
To find out more about the Equality Act and your rights around racism and disclosing your ethnicity to an employer, these websites are helpful:
ACAS: Race Discrimination
Targetjobs: Equality and Diversity Issues and Your Graduate Job Hunt.
Equality and Human Rights Commission: Race discrimination
Employers committed to equality and diversity in their organisations
Bright Network: partners with over 300 employers and diversity is central to their mission of helping the brightest succeed in their careers.
Enei: the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion. Lists over 300 employers committed to equality and diversity in their organisations.
Inclusive companies: challenges the lack of diverse representation within UK based organisations and ranks the top 50 most inclusive ones.
Organisations providing support to students from ethnic minority backgrounds
Black Young Professionals Network empowers Black professionals around the world to connect with each other and global corporations.
SEO/London prepares talented students from ethnic minority for career success.
Targetjobs: Aspire Targetjobs has partnered with leading employers who want to meet more Black heritage students. They run networking events enabling students to connect with top employers and develop the skills for success.
Wcan: social enterprise dedicated to the personal and professional development of Black women.
Windsor Fellowship: charitable organisation, delivering personal development programmes enabling talent from diverse communities to succeed.
#10000BlackInterns helps transforms the horizons and prospects of young Black people by offering paid work experience across a wide range of industries.
Charity and Public Sector
Civil Service Summer Diversity Internship gives people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to see what a career in the Civil Service is like.
CharityWorks offers a fast-track taster programme to talented BAME applicants to prepare them to launch a career in the non-profit sector.
Creative Industries including Publishing and Journalism
Creative Access: their mission is to support talented people from groups that are under-represented to enter the creative industries.
Harper Collins offer 12 month rotational placement traineeships to candidates from ethnic minorities.
Journalism Diversity Fund: bursary-awarding body that funds training from the National Council for the Training of Journalists for people from diverse backgrounds.
Penguin Random House: The Scheme is a paid six month traineeship for ‘voices that aren’t currently being heard in publishing’.
Screen Skills offer Film Forward, a programme designed to address under-representation in the UK film industry.
Taylor Bennett Foundation: charity that exists to encourage graduates from a minority ethnic background pursue a career in communications.
Business and Finance
ACINRecruit: social enterprise set out to boost ethnic representation within the Insurance industry.
Uncovering Prospects in the City: run careers events for high potential students of Black heritage who want explore careers in the City of London.
Future Leaders: runs workshops and conferences helping diverse students achieve the best in an inclusive business world
Aspiring Solicitors: helps members secure training contracts in law firms regardless of ethnicity, social background, sexual orientation, disability or long term health condition.
Diversity Access Scheme: funding for either the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).
Society of Asian Lawyers: representing and supporting Asian Lawyers in the UK
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
AFBE-UK Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers.
BBSTEM is a non-profit organisation campaigning for balance and representation of Black individuals in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Job sites and recruitment agencies
Diversity Job site
Ethnic Jobsite has been serving the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community for a decade
Rare Recruitment specialise in diversity graduate recruitment
The Diversity Dashboard posts jobs from Britain’s most inclusive companies