I&D

The latest stories with this tag from the City & Guilds Foundation and our networks.

City & Guilds Foundation supports new bursary for Black and minority ethnic trainees

City & Guilds Foundation supports new bursary for Black and minority ethnic trainees

The City & Guilds Foundation and Heritage Crafts are delighted to announce a new bursary for Black and minority ethnic trainees in heritage crafts. The first bursary is being awarded to Nkosi Kerr, who moved to the UK from Tobago in 2019. An incredible talent, he was taught carpentry by his father, a well-respected craftsman. With the support of the bursary, Nkosi will complete a Level 3 Bench Joinery course at the Building Crafts College in London setting himself up to make...

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Break the System: Problems around technology in the criminal justice system

Break the System: Problems around technology in the criminal justice system

In prisons, access to technology is severely restricted. This is supposedly for safety and security reasons. But what does that mean for people in and leaving prison? They can be totally cut off, not only from events in the outside world, but also from skills and knowledge that could be essential to them. People leaving prison may be years behind when it comes to understanding the rapidly changing world of tech and digital tools. This can have massive implications to them finding a job and...

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Hiring ex-offenders – why you’ll never look back

Hiring ex-offenders – why you’ll never look back

Deciding to hire ex-offenders might feel brave, but it opens up a vast new talent pool and can dramatically cut reoffending rates — which currently cost the UK £18bn a year. Hiring people with convictions brings greater diversity and customer engagement – according to Ministry of Justice data, 92% of firms that employ ex-offenders report that it has enhanced their reputation, ultimately leading to more contracts. Join us for a 90-minute webinar on Tuesday 23 November 2021 (10:00 - 11:30) for...

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[Podcast] Inclusion & Diversity Series: Gender Diversity – a women’s panel

[Podcast] Inclusion & Diversity Series: Gender Diversity – a women’s panel

As part of the City & Guilds Foundation Inclusion and diversity events series, offering thought-provoking conversations and actionable steps to promote equal opportunities and improve inclusion and diversity in your organisation. In this event we explored gender diversity and women inclusion in male-dominated industries. Women have made substantial progress in business and leadership positions. But many STEM-related fields are still resistant to gender diversity. How can...

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[Podcast] Inclusion & Diversity Series: Marginalised Groups – Prison Leavers

[Podcast] Inclusion & Diversity Series: Marginalised Groups – Prison Leavers

As part of the City & Guilds Foundation Inclusion and diversity events series, offering thought-provoking conversations and actionable steps to promote equal opportunities and improve inclusion and diversity in your organisation. In this episode we explored excluded groups and giving fair chances for people with lived experience of prison to gain employment. Most prison leavers want the opportunity to turn their life around. Having a job helps them stay out of prison and getting back on...

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[Podcast] Inclusion & Diversity Series: Race inclusion – supporting black talent

[Podcast] Inclusion & Diversity Series: Race inclusion – supporting black talent

As part of the City & Guilds Foundation Inclusion and diversity events series, offering thought-provoking conversations and actionable steps to promote equal opportunities and improve inclusion and diversity in your organisation. this episode explores the importance of role models and allies in breaking down barriers at work for all ethnic groups. Having visible role models at all levels of a company and across different roles provides concrete evidence and inspiration for ethnically...

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[Podcast] Inclusion & Diversity Series: Empowering LGBTQ+ people to succeed

[Podcast] Inclusion & Diversity Series: Empowering LGBTQ+ people to succeed

As part of the City & Guilds Foundation Inclusion and diversity events series, offering thought-provoking conversations and actionable steps to promote equal opportunities and improve inclusion and diversity in your organisation. In this podcast we discussed LGBTQ+ experiences such as inclusion challenges and career progression. What does being LGBTQ+ in the workplace look like today and what type of training do organisations need to ensure their retention and career progression? We...

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There’s no such thing as an average person

There’s no such thing as an average person

The third event in the City & Guilds Foundation I&D series was on Wednesday the 16th of June. This time the focus was on developing neu​ro-inclusive workplaces. The speakers were Prof. Amanda Kirby, founder of website DO IT Solutions and Helen Needham, founder of Me.Decoded. If anyone missed it, here is a quick summary of some of the points covered in this brilliant session (Note: all of the points made in this post are originally from Amanda and Helen, who are the experts in this...

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[Podcast] Inclusion & Diversity Series: Race inclusion – supporting black talent

Breaking down barriers: race inclusion

On Wednesday the 2nd of June, I attended the first in a series of I&D events being hosted throughout the month by the City & Guilds Foundation. This event, which was focused on the topic of race inclusion, featured an insightful and thought-provoking conversation between speakers Frank Douglas (CEO of Caerus Executive and C&G Trustee) and Sophie Williams (anti-racism advocate and author of Anti-Racist...

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