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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Consultancy

For your business to truly thrive, equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) needs to flow through everything you do. It’s no small feat, but we’re here to help. Say hello to our specialist in-house ED&I team.

From audits and workshops to creative projects and knowledge-sharing sessions, we’ve got a whole range of ED&I services to suit your needs. No matter what, we use the perfect blend of data and insights to deeply understand your challenges and uncover opportunities.

So whether you’re just starting your journey, or you’ve got a strategy in place, we can help you find ­– and keep – the very best people from all walks of life.

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Case Study

Open Doors

The challenge?

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds often write-off private sector careers, or don’t know what’s available. And many employers want to take action on social mobility, attract more diverse skillsets and provide opportunities for disadvantaged students. We needed to find a way to facilitate discussions between these students and employers. That’s how our Open Doors programme helps.

Our solution?

We run a series of events that engage both school-age and university students. One of our events was held for sixth-form females from around 80 high-achieving state schools, and participating firms included Nomura, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and J.P. Morgan. As part of our research, we spoke to 191 students from lower socio-economic backgrounds to understand their real experiences. This shaped our interactive session, which used a mixture of presentations, discussions and networking.

And the results?

Our Open Doors event removed barriers and helped students see a way into the sector. 88% of students felt their questions were answered, and 80% of attendees left the event feeling confident about taking their next steps towards a banking career. And we know it had a lasting impact, as 26% of participants received job offers from the companies involved.

The feedback we’ve had from students is that they leave feeling more confident and empowered. One student said: “After Open Doors, I felt inspired and empowered about a career in investment banks. I’m really looking forward to applying for internships.”