Equality in Employment

The Careers and Employability Service are committed to the practice of Equality and Diversity in all aspects of its work. We are aware that students and graduates may face many barriers in the job market and we strive to not only address this but to help overcome it with positive action.

Do you have a disability? You might qualify to get help with work experience through GO Wales Disability and mental health: diversity matters
You’re not usually obliged to include details of your disability in job applications.
But if you need to mention it during the recruitment process, organisations will accommodate your needs. Read more
Age: diversity matters
Find out how graduate recruiters show their commitment to age diversity and how to disclose your age and market your experience.
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Gender: diversity matters
Your gender is usually obvious from your CV, so the focus is on demonstrating how your strengths and skills match the job.
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Refugees and asylum seekers: diversity matters
Your right to work depends on your immigration status. Read on for information and resources on how to start your job hunt, plus details of the organisations which can help.
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Religion and belief: diversity matters
Find out how to gauge whether a recruiter is inclusive when it comes to faith issues. An organisation’s HR and equal opportunities policies will give you insight into its culture.
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People with a criminal record: diversity matters
Having a criminal record doesn’t have to be a barrier to finding fulfilling employment. Procedures need to be taken into account, but there are recruiters out there who will be positive about you.
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Sexual orientation: diversity matters
To tell, or not to tell? Mentioning your sexuality in job applications, interviews and the workplace is entirely up to you.
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Do you have mental health issues? You might qualify to get help with work experience through GO Wales Disability and mental health: diversity matters
You’re not usually obliged to include details of your disability in job applications. But if you need to mention it during the recruitment process, organisations will accommodate your needs.
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Transsexual and transgender issues: diversity matters
When is the right time to disclose your trans status to an employer? Find out about the law in this area and get advice on weighing up the pros and cons.
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Are you in an ethnic minority group? You might qualify to get help with work experience through GO Wales Race: diversity matters
Try not to focus on negative ethnic stereotypes. Think about the advantages your background may give you, and make sure to show off your skill set in job applications and interviews. Read more
Social and class issues: diversity matters
The law does not recognise discrimination on the grounds of social background, but there are still issues to be aware of when dealing with employers.
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For a more comprehensive look at equality and employment take a look at our Diversity & Equality Useful Links