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Diversity & Inclusion uk

Diversity and Inclusion

“Diversity, social mobility and inclusion are an essential part of who we are. At the heart of our business remains our desire to launch the careers of people from many different backgrounds, helping them to develop their skills before starting work with our clients.”

Rod Flavell, CEO, FDM Group

Supporting Social Mobility

FDM has been ranked one of the top 50 employers in the Social Mobility Employer index.

FDM has been ranked one of the top 50 employers in the Social Mobility Employer index.

Opportunities at FDM are available to candidates with the right attitude and aptitude.

Opportunities at FDM are available to candidates with the right attitude and aptitude.

We do not look at UCAS points or degree subject and consider those with a 2:2 as standard.

We do not look at UCAS points or degree subject and consider those with a 2:2 as standard.

We use strength-based interview questions, ensuring candidates are not assessed on previous experience or social capital.

We use strength-based interview questions, ensuring candidates are not assessed on previous experience or social capital.

All of our interviewing stakeholders at FDM undergo unconscious bias training.

All of our interviewing stakeholders at FDM undergo unconscious bias training.

As a result, of our UK graduate consultant intake respondents 2018:

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44% were the first in their family to attend University
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89% attended a State school
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38% identify as having a BAME background
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3% identify with having a disability
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30% identify as female

Informing an Inclusive Culture

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Our diverse workforce includes a wide range of life experiences, including graduates, ex-forces personnel, and returners to work
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We partner with over 100 universities across the UK and Ireland and welcome graduates from a variety of degree backgrounds
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Our Women in Tech initiative encourages and supports women in the industry, aiming to create a more gender balanced workforce for FDM and our clients
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We have rolled out diversity, inclusion and equality training in partnership with Equally Yours across our UK centres to provide a platform for open conversation and to encourage increased awareness and understanding
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We hosted diversity workshops as to celebrate National Inclusion Week 2019 and focused on different protected characteristics to further understanding and share lived experience
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We provide a 24-hour confidential assistance helpline. The service provides guidance in many aspects of life including financial, relationships, addictions, and mental health. FDM’s Wellbeing initiative also includes access to over 30 mental health first aiders thoughout our UK centres.

A Day in the Life

We partner with clients to identify talent regardless of background and celebrate neurodiversity as part of our commitment to making FDM disability smart. Hannah works on-site at Shell and this is her story.

Diversity Hackathons

We host regular non-technical hackathons with our clients and university partners to hack challenges and find breakthrough solutions for aspects of diversity in the workplace.

You can see the results of these below.

 

Awards 2016 – 2019

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