CIS mentoring for local minority undergraduates

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The Co-operative Insurance Society is mentoring local black and ethnicminority undergraduates in Manchester to make its workforce in the area morerepresentative of the local community. The company has released figures showing that of its 10,000 staff, 3.6 percent are from an ethnic minority. This is an increase of 0.7 per cent fromNovember 2001. Of its new starters, 7.4 per cent now come from ethnic minorities – anincrease of 2.6 per cent from last November. CIS staff members meet Manchester University students and mentor theundergraduates on career aspirations and decisions. Furthermore, the company allows ethnic minority undergraduates to use itsassessment centre to familiarise themselves with the recruitment process. It also sponsors ethnic minority recruitment fairs, and work experienceplacements in the firm can also be arranged for students. Pat Ashworth, HR manager at CIS, said the measures have helped promote thecompany as an employer of choice among local students. “Currently the organisation does not fully represent ethnically thecommunity that it operates in and the aim is to achieve this by mentoring localtalent.” CIS mentoring for local minority undergraduatesOn 19 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img


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