Where bright sparks and brilliant employers connect

Perfect for bright sparks

Whether you’re leaving school or graduating from university, we can help your career get off to a flying start. Unlock a world of opportunity when you explore our exciting range of career events. They’re designed to help you meet and interact with great organisations in every sector. Here, you’ll come face to face with people who want to work with exciting new talent like you. You’ll gain confidence and overcome barriers to find your ideal employer – someone who recognises your abilities and values your background. Someone who can offer you a bright future. Ultimately, we’ll empower you to reach your potential so you can help your employer reach theirs.

Want to kickstart your career?

Explore our inter-firm events now, and sign up for the right event for you. You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or email events@staffordlong.com to be the first to know about our future career events.

Ideal for brilliant employers

Like every great business, you want to build a thriving, talented workplace. You want your workforce to not only reflect the world around you, but to be agile as it changes. So you need to expand your capabilities. You need to achieve true diversity. But attracting employees who are typically underrepresented in business is no mean feat. It’s a challenge that requires in-depth understanding and practical solutions. And that’s exactly what we’re here to do. Connecting organisations in every sector with diverse entry level talent, we can help you find the people to make your organisation excel.

Ready to discuss your resourcing needs?

Great, we’re ready to talk. Give our team a call on 020 8912 6043 or email georgina.court@staffordlong.co.uk. To find out more about our wider employer communications services, visit staffordlong.com

26%

of students who came to one of our events went onto receive a job offer with one of the companies involved

About us

The Diversity Solutions team works in every sector, helping excellent employers find the unique talent they need – and helping bright sparks find their ideal opportunity. As an integral part of the Stafford Long family, we’re a dedicated in-house unit, with a wider range of employer communications expertise at our fingertips. We’re committed to helping our clients explore new opportunities, and overcome their biggest, most complex diversity issues. Around this, we also develop and deliver a variety of events and projects to challenge and overcome recruitment barriers.

Meet Georgie and Faye

With a host of experience in talent spotting, diversity and inclusion, marketing, event organising, and account management – we really couldn’t think of anyone better to head up the Diversity Solutions team.

83%

of employees think their company should do more to diversify their workforce

Georgie – Diversity Solutions Manager

“My background is in training and consulting, and I’ve been working in diversity and inclusion for five years now. I love embracing new projects, and keeping everyone informed and up to date with the latest developments in equality. I’m passionate about ensuring that every event we help to deliver brings the maximum benefit for employers and talent alike. I really enjoy tackling the individual challenges our clients are faced with, around diversity and inclusion – it’s so rewarding to help great organisations and talented individuals overcome barriers to recruitment.”

we've won
eight
awards

in eight years for our work in Diversity & Inclusion

Faye – Diversity Events and Marketing Executive

“Before I joined the team, I worked in the performing arts sector for six years where I championed diversity and inclusivity. I partnered with numerous theatres and organisations to get underrepresented groups of actors onto our stages and screens. It’s amazing how what I learnt here translates so well to what I do today. Thanks to my background in organising a huge variety of events – including international and live-streamed – I’m well equipped to ensure that every client event goes to plan. We’re creating real change in so many different industries. Bringing my extensive event management experience to the Diversity Solutions team proves more worthwhile every day.”

93%

of students felt more knowledgeable about roles in the City after attending an event with our team

The recruiter’s trusted expert

Organisations choose to work with us because we’re a multi-award winning market leader within this specialist area. In fact, we’ve won eight awards in the last eight years for our diversity and inclusion work. We make it our job to stay ahead of the latest challenges, news and research across issues around gender, disability, LGBT, ethnicity and social mobility. The networks we’ve created are continuing to empower, fostering understanding and progress. Crucially, we’ve helped our clients to build diversity not only into their campaigns, but into the heart of their organisation.

With a focus on widening the talent pool and enabling women, BAME people, those with a disability, who are LGBT+, and from lower socio-economic backgrounds, to connect with employers – we’re bringing new, exciting capabilities into every sector. At all times, our approach is to learn from your potential candidates. So we’ve also learnt to acknowledge and listen to the challenges and barriers they face during recruitment.

Focusing on what you’re great at

Finding your first job after school or university is exciting, but there are times when it can also be extremely tough. You shouldn’t have to face any additional barriers because of your gender, sexuality, ethnic or social background, or disability – and that’s why we’re here. Through us, you can meet potential employers, and feel more confident about your abilities. Coming to our events will help you understand what employers are looking for, and how what you’re great can really be put to work.

95%

of students would recommend events run by us to friends or other students

What we do

While most people know us for our diversity and inclusion events, we also offer a range of additional services

Our clients

We're proud to have worked with a broad range of clients over the years. We’ve delivered on multiple recruitments projects, and we’re always turning our hand to different sectors. Below is a small selection of companies we've worked with.

10
years

We’ve been running diversity recruitment events to attract underrepresented groups for 10 years, for a range of prestigious clients.

94%

of students had a positive impression of all the employers involved at our events

We also work with the following clients:

Aviva, Baker McKenzie, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of England, Berwin Leighton Paisner, BlackRock, BNP Paribas, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Herbert Smith Freehills, HSBC, JLL, Linklaters, Morgan Stanley, MUFG, Nomura, Reed Smith, Royal Bank of Canada, Slaughter and May, UBS.

News

Check back regularly for the latest breaking news on diversity and inclusion for employers and talent. Browse our complete collection of industry articles and commentary, below. You’ll find write ups and videos of our events, helpful tips, topical blogs and opinion pieces.

Contact Us

The Diversity Solutions team works in every sector, helping excellent employers find the unique talent they need – and helping bright sparks find their ideal opportunity. As an integral part of the Stafford Long family, we’re a dedicated in-house unit, with a wider range of employer communications expertise at our fingertips. We’re committed to helping our clients explore new opportunities, and overcome their biggest, most complex diversity issues. Around this, we also develop and deliver a variety of events and projects to challenge and overcome recruitment barriers.

Are you an employer?
Talk to us about making your recruitment truly diverse.

For a free consultation or to chat about your requirements, email georgina.court@staffordlong.co.uk or call our team on 020 8912 6043.

Are you studying?
Register now to kickstart your future.

Email events@staffordlong.com and we'll send you details about the right events for you. Alternatively, explore our future events now here.