Jobs for Sikh People
There are thought to be around 500,000 people who follow Sikhism in the UK, and there are plenty of jobs for Sikh people that allow them to work in a field related to their religion, or in any industry they like in the UK.
The biggest Sikh populations in the UK are in London and Birmingham, but there are also sizeable populations in other major cities like Manchester, Leeds, and Glasgow. There are plenty of jobs with inclusive employers in all of these cities, as well as in smaller towns and villages across the UK.
Sikh Rights at Work
Whatever your background, your rights are protected at work. This includes the right not to be discriminated against because of who you are, for example, your race, gender or religion, and a responsibility for your workplace to be free from harassment and victimisation. Religious attire is also allowed wherever reasonable under the 2010 equality act.
If you feel you have been treated unfairly at work because of your Sikh faith or ethnicity, you can get help and advice from an employment lawyer or to make a complaint.
Because of that, there should be no limit to the jobs you can do if you are Sikh in the UK. Whether you want to be a doctor, a journalist, or a carer, you should have the freedom to pursue this regardless of your religion. Finding an inclusive employer can be helpful in ensuring your workplace is supportive.
Jobs for Sikh People
Though you are free to apply for whatever jobs you want, some roles can incorporate your faith and allow you to work in the Sikh community. For example, jobs as a teacher in a Sikh school or working in a Sikh temple. There are also jobs available working with the Sikh community through charities and organisations that promote equality and social justice.
There are plenty of job opportunities for Sikhs in any industry you like in the UK, so don’t let your religion hold you back from pursuing your goals.
Finding a Job for Sikh People
You can apply for any job you find that you are qualified to do, of course, but it is a good idea to find an inclusive employer and that is where our equal opportunities jobs board can be really helpful. Employers on our jobs board are open to working with people from all backgrounds.