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Target Jobs – Equality and diversity in graduate recruitment – Find out how to identify diversity positive employers, decide how and whether to disclose your circumstances, and get an understanding of your rights.

Prospects Handling Discrimination – an excellent source of information and advice on a range of issues including: disability, ethnicity, gender, maturity, and sexual orientation.

Target Jobs – Equal-opportunity advice – includes dedicated section on equal opportunities.

Diversity Milkround – Advice on diversity and CSR on Milkround graduate careers resource.

ACAS – Advisory, Conciliation & Arbitration Service website includes information and advice on equality and diversity in the workplace.

Equal Opportunities Commission – law, campaigns and useful links


For information on disability issues and the job market look at the following guides and reports

What Happens Next? A Report on the First Destinations of Disabled Graduates – Previous 10 years

What happens next? A report on the First Destinations of 2012 Graduates with Disabilities

Your Guide to Work Experience and Job Hunting for Disabled and Dyslexic Students

Great with – is a dedicated employment and resource website for disability students.

Blind in Business – A UK charity providing IT, technology training and teaching resources to help visually impaired or blind people.

Civil Service Placements – The Fast Stream is a graduate development programme that identifies individuals with the potential to progress to the Senior Civil Service, regardless of age, gender, race, disability or sexual preference.

Disability Jobsite – Disability Jobsite is a UK website for supporting people with a disability.

Employ-Ability – Not-for-profit organisation dedicated to assisting people with all disabilities into employment.

Jobability – This website provides various information related to livelihoods opportunity for oersons with disabilities in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Action on Hearing Loss – Access to work information. Action on Hearing Loss is a charity representing the 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK.

Scope Employment Service – Scope is a UK disability organisation whose focus is people with cerebral palsy (cp). One in 400 children born in the UK has cp.

Shaw Trust – Shaw Trust is a national charity that provides training and work opportunities for people who are disadvantaged in the labour market due to disability, ill health or other social circumstances. The largest UK provider of employment services for disabled people.

Disability Wales – Disability Wales is an independent, not for profit organisation established in 1972. We are an organisation of disability groups from across Wales. We champion the rights and equality of all disabled people regardless of physical or sensory impairment, learning difficulty or mental health condition.

Business Disability Forum – The Employers’ Forum on Disability is an employers’ organisation focused on disability as it affects business. Funded and managed by nearly 400 members, we make it easier to recruit and retain disabled employees and to serve disabled customers. This site includes information about us, our publications, events, and information on the DDA.

Youreable – provides disabled people with information and advice on travel finance and banking health computing developments work and employment opportunities motoring as well as disabled equipment and discounts for online shopping.

Disability Rights UK – Disability Rights UK works to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.

Action for Blind People – A national organisation aiming to ensure that blind and partially-sighted people receive practical support in all aspects of their lives.

Action for M.E – A UK charity working to improve the lives of people with M.E.

Association of Young People with ME – UK-based independent registered charity which provides help, information and support to those with ME/CFS.

Adult Dyslexia Organisation – aims to advance the cause of adults with dyslexia through research, education and campaigning, lobbying and training.

British Dyslexia Association -Information and advice on dyslexia for dyslexic people and those who support them.

British Stammering Association -Impartial information and support on stammering, also known as stuttering.

Changing Faces – A national charity based in the UK that supports and represents people who have disfigurements of the face or body from any cause. – Deaf internet search engine.

The Royal Association for Deaf People – Registered UK charity which helps Deaf and Deafblind people get the most from life.

UK Deaf Sport – UK Deaf Sport aims to enable Deaf people to benefit from, excel at and fulfil their potential through sport of their own choosing.

Diabetes UK – UK organisation working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.

Government Information Service – Disabilities – Information for disabled people on topics including employment, financial support, accessibility and rights from the official UK Government website for citizens.

Mencap – Mencap is a UK charity for people with a learning disability and their families.

Mental Health Support Services Directory – search voluntary sector mental health organisations working in Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil.

Mind – Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales.

Multiple Sclerosis Society -The MS Society is a UK charity for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Rethink – National mental health membership charity working to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.

The National Society for Epilepsy – Information on epilepsy from the National Society for Epilepsy, including causes of seizures, diagnosis, treatment of epileptic seizures, and lifestyle issues.


Asian Jobsite – Dedicated to e-recruitment within the Asian community, the Asian Jobsite brings together the most comprehensive package to help you manage the success of your equal opportunities recruitment campaign, including brand building, job postings, and helping to drive traffic to your organisation.

Ethnic Jobsite – Ethnic Jobsite offers a one-stop-shop, for organisations with a positive equal opportunities recruitment policy.

Windsor Fellowship – The Windsor Fellowship (WF) is a unique organisation that runs personal development and training programmes targeting talented Black and Asian students in the UK.

National Mentoring Consortium – National Mentoring Consortium: details of the Ethnic Minority Undergraduate Scheme and other activities organised by the NMC.

The Runnymede Trust – Our mandate is to promote a successful multi-ethnic Britain – a Britain where citizens and communities feel valued, enjoy equal opportunities to develop their talents, lead fulfilling lives and accept collective responsibility, all in the spirit of civic friendship, shared identity and a common sense of belonging.


Daphne Jackson Trust – Returning engineers and scientists to work after career breaks.

Forties People – The winning Recruitment Consultancy in the Government’s Age Diversity Award. A truly committed company where only your skills and abilities count.

The Age and Employment NetworkTAEN – The Age and Employment Network works to promote an effective labour market that serves the needs of people in mid and later life, employers and the economy.

Employers Forum on Age – The Employers Forum on Age (EFA) is an independent network of leading employers who recognise the value of an age diverse workforce.


Where Woman Work – Website dedicated to female friendly work places.

British Federation of Women Graduates – British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG) provides graduate women with information, support and friendship, at local, regional, national and international levels. Conferences, meetings, networks and social events, at all levels, are open to all members.

European Women’s Lobby – The European Women’s Lobby aims at promoting women’s rights and equality between women and men in the European Union. EWL is active in different areas such as women’s economic and social position, women in decision-making, violence against women, women’s diversity etc. EWL works mainly with the institutions of the European Union: the European Parliament, the European Commission and the EU Council of Ministers.

Women in Publishing – Women in Publishing UK. Founded in 1979 to promote the interests of women in all aspects of the publishing industry.

Women’s Engineering Society – UK-based Women’s Engineering Society. Members are practising engineers of all kinds, students on engineering and related courses, and other people who share our aims.

Advancing Women – is an International Women’s Business, Career, Networking community for Women in the Workplace.

Association for Women in Science – The Association for Women in Science is dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. We are a non-profit association which works to promote women’s activities in all scientific fields, from mentoring to scholarships to job listings.

British Women Pilots’ Association – The BWPA exists to promote aviation, particularly to women.

Portia – Portia Ltd designs and implements effective strategies for gender equality in Science, Engineering and Technology.

WISE – Promoting female talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from classroom to boardroom.

Working Families Working Families – Working Families, formerly Parents At Work and New Ways to Work, is a campaigning charity which supports and gives a voice to working parents and carers, and helps employers create workplaces which encourage work-life balance for everyone.

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Proud Employers – Jobs from gay-friendly employers across the UK.

Starting Out Guide – Starting Out is designed to offer hundreds of thousands of lesbian, gay and bisexual jobseekers the power to take their skills and talents to an employer that will really value them

Stonewall – Stonewall works to achieve equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people.

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation – The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF) is a vibrant charity with a wide portfolio of well-established services and a rapidly developing range of new initiatives aimed at meeting the needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people.