Inclusive Recruitment

We’re continuing to strive to ensure IntoUniversity reflects the diverse communities that it serves.

We want the absolute best people to work for IntoUniversity and in order to do this, we want to recruit from the widest talent pool possible. As part of our commitment to making our recruitment processes more inclusive, we offer access to the following inclusive recruitment sessions for potential applicants from groups who are currently under-represented in IntoUniversity’s staff team.

If you are interested in receiving any of the below support please complete this form.

Drop-in Q&A Session

The aim of this session is to provide an opportunity for potential applicants from under-represented backgrounds to ask questions about our graduate scheme.

IntoUniversity Insight Session (pre-recorded session)

The aim of this session is to provide an insight into the graduate scheme and into our charity, its values and work culture. There is also the opportunity to hear from current IntoUniversity staff members who have participated in the graduate scheme.

Application Coaching Session (pre-recorded session)

This session is designed to support candidates who meet our outreach criteria with the application process for our Graduate Scheme, offering practical advice and top tips for writing a strong application.

Selection Day Coaching Session (pre-recorded session)

This session supports candidates to prepare for our Graduate Scheme selection days and will include activities to practice skills such as communication and teamwork. When we write to shortlisted candidates to invite them to attend one of our selection days, we will also provide details of this session.

Outreach criteria

We warmly invite you to access or attend any of our inclusive recruitment sessions if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

You are an IntoUniversity Student Associate

Student Associates are people who took part in an IntoUniversity programme whilst they were at school, sixth form or further education college. We run a range of programmes that take place both in school and in our local learning centres. Examples of these include: a FOCUS week in your last year of primary school, workshops in secondary school, a day trip to a corporate partner or attending our after-school Academic Support sessions at your local IntoUniversity centre.

You have a disability

IntoUniversity is a Disability Confident Committed employer, and is committed to supporting candidates with a disability during the recruitment process. Please note that we won’t ask you for any details or proof of your disability when you sign up for the sessions.

You are from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background

IntoUniversity aims to recognise structural barriers to success and take positive steps to value everyone’s talent. We actively and warmly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates.

You meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • You were eligible for Free School Meals at school
  • You were eligible for the Pupil Premium grant at school
  • You received Post-16 Bursary Support
  • You are care experienced (i.e. you’ve been in care at any point)
  • You were a young carer
  • You have lived in social housing (i.e. you live or have lived in local authority owned housing or you/ your main carer received housing allowance or local housing allowance)
  • You grew up in a household with an income of £25,000 or less
  • You’re from the first generation in your family to go to university in the UK
  • You speak English as an additional language (EAL)
  • You have refugee or asylum seeker status (please note that to be employed on our Graduate Scheme you will need the right to work in the UK).