Inclusive Careers Conference 2022

The University of Wolverhampton is delighted and proud to be offering our fourth ‘Inclusive Careers Conference’; courtesy of our Careers Service, External Engagement and the Zoom platform.

This Inclusive Careers Conference has been conceptualised, designed, planned and organised to achieve the following objectives:

  • Equip and empower students, graduates, postgraduates and would be doctorates from diverse groups with knowledge of what employers are looking for in terms of employability and the range of prospects available to them within the graduate labour market
  • Facilitate learning from inspirational speakers who are experts in their field and enable the University to develop a network of contacts for employability.
  • Help local, national and international employers and equality & diversity support agencies to engage with our students through a medley of workshops and Questions and Answers sessions.
  • To collaborate with our partner universities and their careers services in the West Midlands so their cohorts, and staff can also reap the aforementioned benefits.

With an ever-growing and diverse population of undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers; we are determined to facilitate equal access to a wide range of graduate jobs for our talented students; irrespective of their age, background, disability, gender, race, nationality, religion or sexual orientation.

We are fully aware that some of our cohorts will have concerns about disclosing a disability, gender type, nationality, race, age, spent conviction, non-traditional qualifications or sexual orientation at the pivotal junctures of applying for jobs and being employed.

Therefore, the definitive and over-arching aims of the conference is to provide information, advice, and guidance; and also to endow our learners with a better understanding of their rights and positive practices in the world of work.

Workshops & Events

Herewith is information of an inaugurating panel starting at 10am and there onwards a list of workshops that will be running throughout the Inclusive Careers Conference 2022 and are now duly available for you to book.

Monday 10 January 2022

Opening of Inclusive Careers Conference with panel discussion and Q&A session

Monday 10th January 2022, 10:00 – 11:00

10:00 - 10:10:   Opening welcome to all attendees from Dr Damien Page

10:10:  Setting the Agenda and Chairing of Panel and Open Discussion: Sukhvinder Singh Head of Equality and Diversity

10:20:   Open discussion with selective employers and organisations on the innovative practices of Equality & Diversity in recruitment and employment

Panellists:

  • Sukhvinder Singh (Chair) Head of Equality and Diversity at University of Wolverhampton
  • Matthew Gordon, Managing Director of Spectra,
  • Tom Nicklin Security Architect, Capgemini
  • Bolanle Michael Nationwide Building Society
  • Iliyan Stefanov, Head of Student Support and Wellbeing
  • Francesco Masala, Stonewall
  • Katherine White , Civil Service

Live captioning and a BSL interpreter is available for the Opening of Inclusive Careers Conference with panel discussion and Q&A session

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How can Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority graduates empower themselves in the fight to level the playing field in the labour market?

Date: Monday 10th January 2022

Time: 11:30 – 12:15

Event title: Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Careers Matter

Speaker: Matthew Gordon

Organisation: Spectra

In July 2020, The Simple Press reported within the article, ‘Britain’s BAME Employment problem’ that Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority graduates were still facing horrendous levels of discrimination at both the application and employment stages. The report also highlighted research undertaken by the Centre for Social Investigation at Nuffield College (University of Oxford); that on average BAME applicants sent 70-90% more applications than their white counterparts.

To help us understand and tackle these anomalies we have invited our former University of Wolverhampton graduate Matthew Gordon; who has spent an enormous amount of his time challenging this unfair and unjust situation. He will no doubt assure our learners that there are people working tirelessly to level the playing field.

Matthew’s impressive profile include strong links with business and government departments such as the Ministry of Justice; Department of Work and Pensions; Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; as well as Amazon, Metro Bank, ITV and The Guardian. He uses his influence to take a stand against social injustices.

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Join Jane Hatton who will provide you with practical tips, an understanding of the law and how to get any adjustments.

Date: Monday 10th January 2022

Time: 13:00 - 13:45

Organisation: Evenbreak

Event title: Levelling the Playing Fields – Your Rights and Adjustments

Speaker: Jane Hatton

Jane Hatton, Founder and CEO of EvenBreak has been successfully supporting neuro-diverse and disabled students get the careers they deserve since founding the organisation in 2011. In this session, Jane will be exploring topics including, why you are a premium candidate, finding disability friendly employers and how to request adjustments within the application process in order to compete on a level playing field and ultimately show your best self.

All of the team at EvenBreak are disabled and have lived experience of the challenges faced by candidates so can offer expert advice and guidance on how to overcome these. They also work with candidates with any long-term health condition or disability – be it physical or mental health, sensory or cognitive.

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Hear Dr Ranjit Khutan share his personal experience and offer insight into the support available to LGBT+ people in the workplace

Time: 14:15 - 15:00

Event title: Being your Authentic Self – LGBT+ in the Workplace

Speaker: Dr Ranjit Khutan  

Organisation: University of Wolverhampton

Whilst progress has been made, many of the LGBT+ community worry about disclosing their sexuality at work with the fear that they will face negativity in the form of discrimination. Statistics show that 34% of lesbian, gay or transgender individuals across the UK choose not to make their sexuality known. Furthermore, research has shown that many ‘out’ students return to the closet after graduating.

This workshop will be led by Dr Ranjit Khutan – Head of Department for Public Health. Ranjit has worked with the LGBT+ community for over 25 years and will share his personal experience of being open about his own sexuality in the workplace as well as offer insight into the support available to LGBT+ people within the workplace and any barriers that could be faced. The session will also cover important legislation both protecting you and allowing you the opportunity to be yourself and perform to the best of your ability.

Live captioning is available in every Inclusive Careers Conference Zoom workshop.

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Explore with Anita and Ellie on how the Autism Spectrum Condition can impact at the application, interview and employment stages

Date: Monday 10th January 2022

Time: 15:30 - 16:15

Organisations: University of Wolverhampton and EH Spectrum Mentoring

Event title: Autism Spectrum Condition and Careers

Speakers: Anita Goldschmied and Ellie Horton

The National Autistic Society has identified a mere 15% of people on the spectrum to be in full time work. Autism can bring some very useful skills to the working environment such as focus, attention to detail, commitment and creativity. Attend this workshop and explore the Autism Spectrum Condition and how this can impact at the application, interview and employment stages. Anita Goldschmied ‘a successful lecturer in Higher Education’ takes you through her career journey full stop.

Live captioning is available in every Inclusive Careers Conference Zoom workshop.

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Tuesday 11 January 2022

Come along and find out about the tier system, visas, work permits, application process and procedures.

Date: Tuesday 11th January 2022

Time: 10:00 - 10:45

Organisation: University Of Wolverhampton

Event title: Working in the UK: An International Student’s Perspective

Speakers: Mike Strong UKVI Compliance Manager and Kunal Swani Project Manager

Are you an international student studying in the UK, in search of a graduate role or seeking work experience, volunteering or perhaps a work placement? Why not come along to the workshop and find out about visas, work permits, application processes and procedures from our specialist professionals working within the International team. Understanding the UK’s points based system will guide and support the work you can do and help with understanding the eligibility criteria for extending your visa and making the most of the opportunities available to you.

Live captioning is available in every Inclusive Careers Conference Zoom workshop.

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Recognising early signs and dealing with this condition is imperative in your wellbeing as a student or a prospective employee.

Date: Tuesday 11th January 2022

Time: 11:30 - 12:15

Organisation: University of Wolverhampton

Event title: Recognising Mental Health and Accessing Support

Speaker: Philip Adeogun, Manager of Mental Health and Wellbeing

Poor mental health is truly inclusive and diverse as it does not discriminate against any race, religion, disability, age, occupation, undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate. UCAS have reported that there’s been a 450% increase in student mental health declarations in the last decade (2021), yet many don’t even declare. Recognising early signs and dealing with a mental illness is absolutely vital for your wellbeing as a student or a prospective employee. One of our most important experts in this field will provide you with information, advice and strategies to deal with your own mental health.

Live captioning is available in every Inclusive Careers Conference Zoom workshop.

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This event will explore the characteristics of dyslexia and how dyslexia impacts individuals in the workplace

Date: Tuesday 11th January 2022

Time: 13:00 – 13:45

Organisation: British Dyslexia Association

Event title: Dyslexia and You

Speaker:  Donna Stevenson, Commercial Training and Development Executive

This event will explore the characteristics of dyslexia and how dyslexia impacts individuals in the workplace. It will outline strategies individuals can use to support themselves and offer employers advice to achieve a dyslexia friendly workplace. Some of the topics covered include:

  • What is dyslexia?
  • Some common characteristics and misconceptions.
  • How dyslexia impacts individuals.
  • The coping strategies individuals can adopt.
  • Recruitment and support in the workplace – what makes a dyslexia friendly working environment?

Live captioning is available in every Inclusive Careers Conference Zoom workshop.

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This session will highlight and examine some of the gender-based myths and stereotypes that can exist in the workplace and life in general

Date: Tuesday 11th January 2022

Time: 14:15 - 15:00

Organisation: University Of Wolverhampton

Event title: Breaking the Boundaries: Gender Myths and Stereotypes

Speakers:

  • Natalia Hill – Head of Health Partnerships, Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing / Chair of the Women’s Staff Network
  • Christina Blakey – Strategic Business Development Manager (Skills), Business Engagement Unit / Co-Vice Chair, University of Wolverhampton Women’s Staff Network
  • Natalie Sumner-Cole – Senior Executive Officer, Offices of the Vice-Chancellor / Co-Vice Chair of the Women’s Staff Network

Attendees will be challenged to consider the impact of these stereotypes, our individual and collective responsibilities in addressing the issues and how we can challenge for change.

Live captioning is available in every Inclusive Careers Conference Zoom workshop.

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Strategies from the world’s greatest experts and most experienced operators to help students cope with university life.

Date: Tuesday 11th January 2022

Time: 15:30 – 16:15

Organisation: My Home Vitality

Event title: 3 Easy Steps to Good Mental Health for every student

Speakers: Shaun Cadwalleder and Gareth Philpotts

Universities UK are reporting that for the current 2021-22 academic year, most universities are now offering a ‘Blended’ learning approach consisting of in-person and online activities. Whilst the newest and returning students will welcome the university experience they’re paying for; stress from the residue of Covid-19, learning new technology, new relationships and of course academic work are still likely to be some of the factors threatening students’ mental health.

Over the past few years, My Home Vitality have spent hundreds of hours mining strategies from the world’s greatest experts and most experienced operators to help students cope with university life.

Shaun Cadwalleder (former University of Wolverhampton student) and Gareth Philpotts have filtered hours and hours of research into 3 paramount skills that will benefit you as a student, graduate or postgraduate.

To find out more join Shaun and Gareth and feel free to bring your questions!

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Wednesday 12 January 2022

Attend this workshop run by one of the best employers in the West Midlands and discover how you can prepare to be the best candidate

Date: Wednesday 12th January 2022

Time: 10:00 - 10:45

Organisation: Capgemini

Event title: What are employers looking for?

Speaker: Tom Nicklin

In an ever increasing diverse workplace, companies need to help its employees feel empowered and create a safe, judgement free work environment to get the best out of their employees. Capgemini is such a company. Having recently achieved 4.2 out of 5 on Glassdoor, it shows that Capgemini’s employees are being recognised for their hard work and enjoy working there. Interested? Why not join this workshop to find out how you can become part of Capgemini’s increasingly talented workforce.

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Insight into how the biggest employer in Wolverhampton manages to recruit a workforce that reflects a tapestry of the local population

Date: Wednesday 12th January 2022

Time: 11:30 - 12:15

Organisation: The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Event title: Leading the way in Recruitment and Diversity

Speaker: Adam Race, Deputy Director of Workforce

As the largest employer in Wolverhampton and one of the biggest in the West Midlands, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust employs a workforce of over 10,000 strong spanning more than 350 different roles.

The Trust has very similar ‘widening participation’ values and targets as The University of Wolverhampton and prides itself in setting high Equality and Diversity standards by maintaining engagement with the local community and education providers such as ourselves. The trust has pledged a year upon year improvement in the career development and recruitment of staff from BAME background.

Come and engage with Adam Race who will no doubt give us a much better insight into how the Trust manages to recruit so many people that reflect a tapestry of the local population

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Join Eleanor, James and Lewis in this really insightful workshop which will focus on their experiences from the Fast Stream

Date: Wednesday 12th January 2022

Time: 13:00 – 13:45

Organisation: Civil Service

Event Title: Aspiring to become the UK’s most Inclusive employer

Speakers: Eleanor Cook, James Rouse & Lewis Dixon

The Civil Service is committed to reflecting the country that it serves, and is taking targeted action to tackle under-representation. Although it is making great progress, there is more to be done to ensure that this diversity is reflected at all levels across departments and professions. There is a determined mission that it will NOT unlawfully discriminate in any aspect of employment, including:

  • How employees are selected
  • Employment terms offered
  • Whether employees are promoted or receive training, transfers or benefits
  • How employees are treated

Some progressive and impactful examples of the Diversity and Inclusion team’s programmes include the successful Ethnic Diversity Programme and Disability Inclusion Programme. In addition to these programmes there are also targeted efforts on work streams such as social mobility, faith and belief, gender, LGB&TI and age and carers.

Join Eleanor, James and Lewis in this really insightful workshop which will focus on their experiences from the Fast Stream (the government’s graduate scheme). Please bring your questions with you!

Live captioning is available in every Inclusive Careers Conference Zoom workshop.

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How does an organisation ensure its inclusion and diversity practices are fit for purpose and representative of our rich cultural society?

Date: Wednesday 12th January 2022

Time: 14:15 - 15:00

Organisation: Collins Aerospace

Event title: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion with Collins Aerospace

Speakers:

  • Laura Sharples, ACE Lead
  • Troy Grizzle, Nacelles Production Manager
  • Beverley Momenabadi
  • Sam Salter
  • Sarah Stinson
  • Oliver Herrmann

As a unit of the world renowned United Technologies, Collins Aerospace employs over 70,000 people across 30 countries who help to ‘design, create and deliver the most advanced and diverse range of aerospace and defence solutions on the market’.

The Wolverhampton engineering sector is fortunate to have an employer on its doorstep which has the capacity to attract and train the very best of our graduates. So how does a well-recognised organisation of this stature ensure that its Inclusion and Diversity practices are fit for purpose and representative of our rich cultural society?

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An overview of how Care Leaver Covenant are working with employers to encourage them to be more inclusive and supportive in their practice

Date: Wednesday 12th January 2022

Time: 15:30 – 16:15

Organisation: Care Leaver Covenant

Event title: Supporting Care Leavers into Employment: The Transition to Independent Living

Speaker: Natalie Latham

This workshop will provide an overview of the work of this Department for Education funded project which exists to support Care Leavers with the transition to independent living. This will include an overview of how we are working with employers to encourage them to be more inclusive and supportive in their practice. We will also outline examples of offers of support for care experienced students linked to the Covenant’s five outcomes which include facilitating access to job opportunities and other areas of support such as finance and housing.

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Thursday 13 January 2022

The BBC’s Resourcing team is offering a diverse range of schemes to kick-start your career with a world class organisation

Date: Thursday 13th January 2022

Time: 10:00-10:45

Event title: Kick-start your Career with the BBC

Speaker: David Longworth

Company: BBC

Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, doctorate or in the process of changing your career direction, the BBC’s New Talent team is offering a diverse range of schemes to kick-start your career with a world class organisation.

This workshop will look at the varied and rewarding careers that you can have at the BBC and in broadcasting, and the kind of things that they are looking for in new recruits, and will also have a look at their graduate schemes, traineeships, and apprenticeships.

David Longworth’s workshop is not subject or faculty specific and everyone is welcome. A ‘helping hand’ or the moment to meet a BBC representative doesn’t occur very often so please register as soon as possible.

Live captioning is available in every Inclusive Careers Conference Zoom workshop.

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Come and join our event, as we discuss what diversity, equity and inclusion mean to Jaguar Land Rover

Date: Thursday 13th January 2022

Time: 11:30 – 12:15

Organisation: Jaguar Land Rover

Event title: The Power of Inclusion at Jaguar Land Rover

Speakers:

  • Samuel Parkin
  • Rohanna Preece
  • Simone Robinson
  • Reena Peshavaria

At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and unified culture that is representative of our customers and the society in which we live; a culture where every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work and feel empowered to reach their full potential.

Nurturing a collaborative culture is critical as we steer Jaguar Land Rover through the challenges around us. We recognise that we are on a journey, both in reimagining the next chapter for our business and vehicles, and in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. But there is work to be done to get from A to B. You could be the pioneer, the change-driver and ground-breaker that gets us there.

Come and join our event, as we discuss what diversity, equity and inclusion mean to Jaguar Land Rover. Hear personal stories from our employees about what we’re doing to create a positive, diverse and inclusive environment. And finally, find out what opportunities are available to you, as we explore our early careers programmes, where we look to define the future of movement.

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This webinar aims to empower and assure those who may have concerns about discrimination in their job search on the grounds of age

Date: Thursday 13th January 2022

Time: 13.00 – 13.45

Organisation: Vercida

Event title: Ageism in the Workplace

Speaker: Morgan Lobb, CEO

At the University of Wolverhampton, over 40% of our students are classed as mature. We are determined to ensure that all of our students feel confident in seeking graduate level employment no matter what their age.

This webinar aims to empower and assure those who may have concerns about discrimination in their job search on the grounds of being too young or too old for different job sectors. It also aims to provide crucial information with regards to legal rights in relation to age discrimination and best practices.

We would like to welcome Morgan as the CEO to present this highly important topic:

‘At VERCIDA Group we have a simple mission: to transform the workplace into a diverse and inclusive environment. With science and psychology underpinning our approach to inclusive management, we assist our clients worldwide. By challenging traditional ways of thinking about diversity and inclusion, we prepare businesses for the future of work.’

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Whether we are studying, working, socialising, competing or at leisure; we can all play a part in this mission via effective communication

Date: Thursday 13th January 2022

Time: 14:15 – 15:00

Organisation: Mace Group

Event title: The Etiquette and Power of Equality and Diversity Language

Speaker: Rian Patel and Chika Njoku

We don’t have to look very far to recognise that the UK is going through a contrite, challenging and yet exciting phase in its quest to become a truly inclusive society.

Whether we are studying, working, socialising, competing or at leisure; we can all play a part in this mission via effective communication. Through the conscious use of our body language, writing, social media platforms and of course speaking to one another; we can make a difference to our fractious society.

Rian Patel and Chika Njoku are representatives of Mace Group, an international phenomena in the construction industry and an organisation that is working very hard to champion responsible business behaviours and puts inclusivity at the heart of everything they do.

Join Rian and Chika as they provide advice and guidance on:

  • The importance of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Using language that is inclusive of your audience and free of offending, patronising and excluding.
  • Subconscious assumptions about people and stereotyping
  • How to challenge assumptions, stereotypes and behaviour that is contrary to good equality and diversity practices.

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The webinar will help you to understand the current system around disclosure & empower individuals in their job search & in the workplace

Date: Thursday 13th January 2022

Time: 15.30 – 16.15

Event title: The Law and Disclosure

Speaker: Rachel Tynan, Policy & Practice Lead

Organisation: Unlock

As careers advisers and consultants in higher education, we often speak with individuals seeking information, advice and support with regards to historical indiscretions and the possible impact on their career aspirations.

This workshop will be facilitated by a representative from Unlock - an independent award-winning national charity that provides a voice and support for people who are facing stigma and obstacle.

The webinar will help you to understand the current system around disclosure and empower individuals in their job search and in the workplace. We will be covering the following:

  • About Unlock
  • The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
  • How and when to disclose
  • Best practice

Rachel will be delighted to take questions from practitioners and anyone who wants to gain familiarity and a unique insight into recruitment processes and the current HR and legal systems in place.

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Friday 14 January 2022

Come join Nationwide Building Society who will be speaking about microaggressions and stereotypes in the workplace

Date: Friday 14th January 2022

Time: 10:00 - 10:45

Organisation: Nationwide Building Society

Event title: Stereotypes and Microaggressions Impacting on individuals and the Workforce

Speakers:

  • Bolanle Michael
  • Anoushka Lilley
  • Troy Bryan

Join us in this workshop to learn what Stereotypes and Microaggressions are. You will be joined by Anoushka Lilly, Troy Bryan and Bola Michael; who will be speaking about microaggressions in the workplace and the different types of microaggressions. This will be an interactive session with opportunities to understand, and share experiences. It's an open space for you to ask any questions you might have and will also include coping mechanisms and support resources. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Join Debbie Huxton to understand how to recognise Modern Slavery in our everyday environments, as well as how to respond appropriately

Date: Friday 14th January 2022

Time: 11:30 - 12:15

Organisation: Transforming Communities Together

Event title: Modern Slavery and the Work Place

Speaker: Debbie Huxton

We must act now: Modern Slavery is present in every major town and city.

Vulnerable people are being exploited. You could become a victim of modern slavery. We want to create communities and workplaces that are safe for all and where everyone can thrive and flourish.

We are equipping students, graduates, employees and all employers with an understanding of how to recognise the signs Modern Slavery in their community, place of study and workplace; as well as how to respond in a way that safeguards them and those exploited by this horrific crime.

This workshop will be led by Debbie Huxton, a Modern Slavery Campaigner, employed by Transforming Communities Together and funded by Lichfield Diocese Mothers’ Union.

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This is a workshop for those who stammer and for those around them, including employers, work colleagues, educators, family and friends.

Date: Friday 14th January 2022

Organisation: STAMMA

Time: 13:00 - 13:45

Event title: Creating a Better World for People who Stammer

Speaker: Kirsten Howells

What do the current US president Joe Biden, Nicole Kidman, Emily Blunt, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Prince Albert of Monaco and Tiger Woods all have in common apart from fame? They all stammer.

Stamma (the British Stammering Association), will deliver an insightful workshop providing information, strategies and suggestions for succeeding with a stammer. This is a workshop for those who stammer and for those around them, including employers, work colleagues, educators, family and friends.

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How do faith and work intersect? This session will be guided by participant’s questions to facilitate discussion around this topic.

Date: Friday 14th January 2022

Organisation: University of Wolverhampton

Event title: What’s faith got to do with it? Religion, Belief and Employment

Time: 14:15 – 15:00

Speaker: Reverend Sarah Schofield Lead Chaplain

Whether this is your own faith or the faith of your employer;  If you have faith, what do you need to bear in mind when looking for work (especially one that impacts on your daily routine or ethical decisions)?

Many jobs with a faith based employer e.g. church school, religious charity, place of worship etc are open to people of all faiths and none. What could you expect from your employer if you do not share their faith convictions? The conversation will be guided by the questions participants bring to the discussion and will be led by the University's Lead Chaplain Sarah Schofield.    

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Date: Friday 14th January 2022

Time: 15:30  - 16:15

Event: Working in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities & our commitment to building a diverse workforce

Speakers: Rory McBride, Gavin Kennedy & Malachy OGrady 

Organisation: Department For Levelling Up Housing and Communities

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) is a ministerial department who have recently opened its dual HQ in the heart of the city of Wolverhampton. We are at the forefront of the government’s central mission; to drive forward the Government’s ambition of levelling up the country as we build back better from the pandemic. We have a critical role to play in building better quality, safer, greener and more affordable homes; ending rough sleeping; enabling a sustainable and resilient local government sector; and raising productivity and empowering places across all parts of the United Kingdom. Join colleagues from DLUHC and learn about what it’s really like to work in the civil service, our commitment to building a diverse workforce and future opportunities in the West Midlands.

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Event background

With an ever-growing and diverse population of undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers; we are determined to facilitate equal access to a wide range of graduate jobs for our talented students; irrespective of their age, background, disability, gender, race or sexual orientation.

We are fully aware that some of our cohorts will have concerns about disclosing a disability, gender type, nationality, race, age, non-traditional qualifications or sexual orientation at the pivotal junctures of applying for jobs and being employed.

Therefore, the definitive and over-arching aims of the conference is to provide information, advice, and guidance; and also to empower our learners with a better understanding of their rights and positive practices in the world of work.

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