Diversity and equality

The Get that Job video is aimed at supporting the transition of disabled students and graduates into employment. The programme features disabled graduates, employers and an adviser addressing a range of topics, including identifying disability-friendly employers; applying for work; disclosing a disability and adjustments in the workplace.

 

Introduction

By law, all employers in the UK are required to recruit on a fair and equal basis. The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of a disability, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age or sexual orientation.

The Careers Centre is committed to working with and supporting all students, providing access to impartial information and resources.

Disability

Further careers information and links on disability issues, including how to identify disability friendly employers and disclosing a disability can be found on our Disability page.

Seeing an adviser

Our careers advisers can support you with regards to any diversity or equality issues you encounter during your job search, including disclosure of a disability.  In the first instance, contact Annie Rickard (careers@st-andrews.ac.uk, 01334 462688/9) who will arrange for you to see the most appropriate adviser.  If you have difficulties with mobility she will arrange a ground floor room for your meeting.

Resources

We have several booklets available on diversity, including Equality Britain, TARGETjobs Equal Opportunities and RealWorld Embracing Diversity. Our resources can be produced in other formats and many are available via our website. Please ask at Reception if you would like to borrow any of our books or if you require help to access any of our information resources.