Equality, diversity and inclusion

Capgemini wins the TARGETjobs Award for best social mobility strategy, sponsored by the University of Leicester
We are proudly committed to providing an inclusive and accessible provision suitable for all students regardless of their background.

As an equal, diverse and inclusive University at the forefront of change, we are delighted and proud to sponsor the TARGETjobs award for Best Social Mobility Strategy. The University has sponsored this award for the last three years and we are keen to work with employers and highlight the outstanding work the University does as a social mobility champion. This year Capgemini were the winners of the award.

We want to ensure you have all of the information available to gain advice about what equality, diversity and inclusion looks like in a recruitment process, and know which employers value the differences within people and demonstrate inclusive practices.

How can this help me through my career?

During your time at Leicester you will have access to a range of personal and professional development opportunities designed to enhance your chances of success post-graduation. We recognise that to make the most of these opportunities some students may require additional support, which you will be signposted to at each stage.

Below you will find information and advice applicable to all stages of your career, whether you are considering finding volunteering opportunities, starting a placement or applying for graduate roles or further study.

Support while at university

The Career Development Service runs regular appointments and workshops to help with all stages of the recruitment process, from developing your CV, preparing for interviews or managing a career change.

As well as help navigating your career the University also offers a number of other services to support you while studying at the University of Leicester. Further information about these can be found here.

Your rights under the law

The Equality Act 2010 is designed to legally protect people in the workplace regardless of any protected characteristic, which includes: age, disability, race/ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, religion or belief/non-belief, sex or sexual orientation. Further details of all protected characteristics can be found here. Employers have a duty to ensure that discrimination in the workplace does not take place and that an individual’s needs are addressed during the recruitment process and whilst in employment, including making reasonable adjustments where appropriate.

If you require additional advice about equality, diversity and inclusion in the recruitment process or workplace you may wish to speak to an adviser through a career coaching appointment. Alternatively, you could contact the Equality Advisory & Support Service (EASS), an external service that offers advice and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales.

Support for groups

You can find more detailed information about support available for each of the protected characteristics on the following attachments:

Athena Swan Stonewall Disability Confident Race Equality Charter

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