Careers and Entrepreneurship

Ethnic minorities

Many employers are aware of the need to make their organisations more diverse and often offer specific work schemes, events or scholarships to move towards this aim.

Work experience and internships

Special internship programmes have been set up to help BAME students get jobs in fields where they are underrepresented. See our Sector Guides for more information on specific schemes

  • Civil Service summer diversity internship - paid 6-9 week internship in the Civil Service
  • Windsor Fellowship - internship programmes with the Bank of England, House of Commons and National Audit Office
  • SEO London - internships opportunities across eight sectors, including law, consulting, investment, engineering, technology and civil service
  • Inclusive Graduates - provides a range of events and opportunities
  • Rare - offers a number of schemes for BAME students and graduates covering law, consulting, financial services and civil service
  • Charityworks taster programme - opportunities for BAME students and recent graduates in the non-profit sector
  • Taylor Bennett Foundation - paid summer internship programmes and mentoring in PR and comms for students and graduates 
  • EDI - internship opportunities on live business projects, mentoring and support
  • Freshfields Stephen Lawrence scholarship - scholarship and mentoring programme for first year law students
Graduate jobs and training

See our Sector Guides for information on specific schemes

Insight days and events

Many large organisations run insight programmes or open days to increase access and encourage those from BAME backgrounds to explore working in their sector. See our Sector Guides for more sector-specific events

Professional networks and groups

Various groups have been created to provide a voice for BAME employees and to support equality, access and diversity in the workplace. See our Sector Guides for information on groups in specific sectors

Discrimination in the workplace

The Equality Act (2010) makes it illegal to discriminate against a person on the grounds of race.