South West Hosts The First Diversity Careers Event
The South West is to hold its first ever dedicated diversity and equality recruitment careers event. Diversity Careers takes place on the 14th October in the @Bristol Centre and features top employers from all over the UK keen to show their support to diversity and equality in the workplace.
Brought to you in Partnership with Enterprise Cars, The BBC, Hewlett Packard, The Army, Beachcroft, Ernst & Young, TLT law firm and Bristol University the event is also working with gay, lesbian and bisexual charity, Stonewall. Thousands of students, graduates and other jobseekers from all over the South West and farther afield are expected to attend the show and have the chance to meet with scores of employers who are keen to speak to people from a diverse backgrounds, as well as those that want to work with an employer who’s values are aligned to their own.
Exhibitors range from Financial Services to New Media including Public Sector organisations this includes, as well as featured partners, Accenture, Avon and Somerset Police, Badenoch and Clark, The BBC, Bevan Brittan, Bristol City Council, Bristol University LGBT, Burges Salmon, Easton Leisure Centre, GE Energy, Jobcentre plus, JHP Training, KPMG, LIONS (LGBT Inter-Org Networking-Socials), Osborne Clark, Pride Bristol, St Paul’s Carnival with more being added every day.
Event Organiser and Director of Diversity Careers, Daryn Carter comments: ‘This event which offers the chance to connect employers who truly value diversity with top class candidates. Diversity Careers offers people the chance to meet, network, gain information and be truly inspired by organisation from all over the UK. It’s been great to see so many organisation coming forward and showing their commitment to Diversity as well as our guest speakers from: Stonewall, GE Energy, Diversity Careers and Ernst & Young’
Ross Harrison former President, University of Bristol LGBT Society and Maths and Physics Graduate said: ‘One of the most important aspects of a career choice for many people is whether their equality and diversity will be not just respected but actively promoted. As an LGBT person, I actively seek out work from institutions that commit themselves to ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people will be valued and supported. I am very excited to see that the South West will have a recruitment and careers fair which is dedicated to diversity and equality, and I know that the thousands that attend will really appreciate having this vital and increasingly important event.’
Everyone is welcome at the event which is being held on Friday 14th October at the @Bristol Centre, Anchor Road, Bristol. BS1 5DB. More information is available at www.diversitycareers.org