Welcome to the Aspiring to Include Jobseekers hub. Here you will find reliable advice tailored to your identity and experience. We have researched and outlined the groups who often face considerable barriers to finding successful and fulfilling employment. We created a section of this website for each of them.

Finding the right support in the workplace can be challenging; we have created this website so jobseekers can find all the information they need in one place. 

While we recognise that many of the problems you may face as a minority or unrepressed group in the workplace are at the hands of employers and societies prejudices, we also believe that there are valuable resources and supporting information that can help you both find and maintain a successful working life. 

Have a browse below at our jobseeker categories: 

BAME

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees in the UK still face a significant employment gap and a resulting pay penalty. While more BAME young people are stenting university, there is a deficit of BAME employees in the top positions across the UK. Here you can find legal information about your rights as a BAME employee and jobseeker.  

As well as this, we have information for BAME women, who are one of the least represented groups in the UK workforce and one of the largest targets of workplace discrimination.  

LGBTQ+

Despite decades of protests and legal battles, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) people in the UK are still fighting for equal treatment in society and the workplace. A person’s sexuality is a protected characteristic, and it a personal choice as to whether somebody openly expresses it at work. Even if you are not ‘out’, you may still be experiencing harassment based on your sexuality. Have a look at our guide to your rights and useful resources.  

Migrants and Refugees

Migrants and Refugees face many practical barriers to employment in the UK, whether that be education, financial or logistical. Many of these barriers have been created through prejudice and stereotypes. Here at Aspiring to Include, we welcome migrants and refugees and have detailed support on career opportunities   

Faith and Religion

It would be easy to assume that everybody is free to express their faith or religion without harm or discrimination. However, workplace discrimination based on a person’s religion still exists, and it can be extremely unsettling for religious people who connect to strongly to their faith. If you feel your employer isn’t supporting your religious practices, such as your dress, or prayer routine, you are protected under the 2010 Equality Act.  

Socioeconomic backgrounds

A person’s socioeconomic background is the measure of a person background concerning their class or ‘social status’. It is measured through factors such as education, income, occupation and the word ‘background’ relates it directly to where you have come from, such as your parents, or primary caregivers. When looking for jobs, your socioeconomic background considers whether your parents went to university, the amount of money your family had growing up, if you were on free school meals etc.  

We have information on funding, grants and schemes, as well as a guide to further education.   

Women

Despite making up over half of the world’s population, women still face societal and workplace inequality and discrimination every day, specifically, in the highest-earning and top jobs and positions. We have created practical guides for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), women and diversity and pregnancy and maternity support. 

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